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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

3rd Parties Talk Decriminalization

Several third party candidates for governor of New York, from the most liberal to the most conservative, are talking about at least the possibility of decriminalizing some types of illegal drugs. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Drug Law Reform in Limbo

Agreement on reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws seems farther away than ever, now that Governor Pataki and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are trading heated charges over a failure to agree on a bill. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

U.S. Senate Approves Prescription Drug Bill

The U.S. Senate has passed Senator Charles Schumer's legislation to make the access to prescription drugs easier. But the plan still hasn't been acted upon by the Republican-controlled House and faces opposition from the White House. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Debate Continues Over Reforming NY's Drug Laws

On what was officially the last day of the legislative session, Senate and Assembly leaders exchanged recriminations over the failure to agree on reform of the "Rockefeller Drug Laws". Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices

Governor Howard Dean has signed into law an initiative that makes Vermont the first state in the nation to require pharmaceutical companies to disclose their marketing practices. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate Passes Rockfeller Drug Law Reform

A debate in the New York State Senate over the reform of the Rockefeller drug laws reveals deep differences that remain over how exactly the strict drug laws should be weakened. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Vermont Border Busts

The prosecutor in the county with Vermont's biggest international port of entry says he's not worried about a growing number of busts on the border. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Drug Law Reform

The state legislature moved closer to reforming the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Assembly Democrats offered a bill that makes major concessions to Governor Pataki's conditions for changing the quarter-century old strict drug punishments. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Critics of Rockefeller Drug Laws Want Legislature to Repeal Harshest Aspects This Year

The Rockefeller Drug Laws are now entering their 30th year. Critics stepped up their demands that the harshest aspects of the sentencing laws be repealed. They are urging Governor Pataki and the legislature to act this session. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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