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Assembly Panel Considers Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Use

Advocates for the legalization of medical marijuana are targeting New York State, aiming to convince more state lawmakers that some people with cancer, AIDS and other chronic conditions need the drug to improve their health. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Golisano Unveils Plan for Legalized Medical Marijuana

The most conservative candidate in the race for governor has come out with a plan to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The announcements by businessman Tom Golisano, comes as the Independence Party's candidate gained ground in a new poll. Karen Dewitt has details.  Go to full article

AIDS Protest in Albany

61 people were arrested at the state capitol Tuesday as they protested for more funding for AIDS services. Protesters criticized the Pataki administration, saying its proposed budget would cut $18 million in treatment and outreach programs. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

First Frost AIDS Walk: Local Program Benefit this Sunday in Watertown

Todd Moe talks with Will Murtaugh, an organizer of the First Frost AIDS Walk in Watertown this Sunday--participants will raise money for AIDS programs in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.  Go to full article

SLU Students Bike Across Montana for AIDS Research

To date, 19 million people have died of AIDS worldwide, and another 34 million are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the disease. Like all research projects funding is essential to its progress. So to help raise money, bicyclists from across the nation, including St. Lawrence University, will take part in this summer's Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride. Jody Tosti spoke with students preparing for the 575-mile trek over the continental divide.  Go to full article

AIDS Rate High in the Adirondacks

The development of more successful AIDS drugs means people with the disease are living longer, healthier lives. The downside is that the population of AIDS and HIV patients is increasing as well. A health clinic network in the Adirondacks is working to help people in rural areas find better treatment. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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