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Avoiding legal trouble when using medical marijuana

The use of medical marijuana is legal in Illinois, as long as its use is only for qualifying medical conditions and obtained according to regulations. Even if you have a qualifying medical condition, but you did not obtain the drug the right way from appropriate sources, you could find yourself in legal trouble.

Star of HBO hit series facing drug charges

Illinois residents may know the comedian, actor and author Artie Lange best for his work on the Howard Stern radio show, and they could be aware that the 49-year-old entertainer has struggled with substance abuse issues in the past and attempted to take his own life in 2010. Lange's career appeared to be on an upward trajectory when his HBO show 'Crashing" premiered in February to positive reviews, but the actor's fortunes took a negative turn on March 12 when he was taken into custody on drug charges by police in New Jersey.

Study indicates racial bias in convictions

Illinois residents may be interested to learn about a study completed by the National Registry of Exonerations that indicates that African Americans are far more likely to be wrongfully convicted of crimes than whites. Researchers looked at cases from 1989 to 2016, and they discovered that 47 percent of individuals exonerated for crimes were African-American, which is three times their representation in the U.S. population.

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