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The Michael Phillips Compassionate Care Act, introduced in the Alabama House late last month, will protect from arrest and prosecution physicians who recommend marijuana and patients who use marijuana as medicine.  Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have already passed similar laws.*

In 1979, the Legislature passed the Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Act and established rules for medical marijuana.  The code states that medical marijuana can be used in the treatment of cancer and glaucoma.  Due to drug war politics, that law was never implemented.  Is it time to update it to include the most recent research, which shows that the marijuana plant is beneficial not only to people suffering from cancer and glaucoma but a whole host of other debilitating illnesses as well?*



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There has been lots of "hoopla" in the news about drinks that include alcohol and caffeine.  Until now, it has been easy for our youth or anyone to walk into a convenience store and buy Four Loko or any other energy drink containing alcohol and caffeine.  When the effects of the caffeine wear off, the effects of the alcohol remain.  These drinks are sometimes called "knockout in a can."  How appropriately named!



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"Illinois slashes ALL state funding for drug & alcohol abuse treatment in massive cuts program."

Our vision at The Addiction Coalition is to help eliminate alcohol and drug addiction in Central Alabama.  We are in a battle for a generation of youth where many are involved in destructive behaviors that reduce their chances of a successful and productive life - on average 1 child in every middle school classroom and over 2 in every high school classroom are using drugs on a daily basis.



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TASC FUNDING - SAVE PROGRAMS THAT WORK In a recent editorial in The Birmingham News,  Sheriff Mike Hale was commended because he has...

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MOM GUILTY FOR TEEN’S DRINKING PARTY

Did you see this recent article in The Birmingham News? (View the article)  

In an upscale neighborhood, a woman was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of violating the Alabama open house party law after a judge ruled that she held a party at her residence in which minors had beer and alcohol.  



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