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People who need medical marijuana in Illinois still face charges

Illinois has taken steps to allow state citizens safe and legal access to medical marijuana. Those with a wide range of medical conditions, such as traumatic brain injuries, cachexia, cancer, Crohn's disease, Lupus, Interstitial Cystitis, HIV/AIDS or even post traumatic stress can qualify. The law does not require that a doctor specifically recommend marijuana as medicine, as many malpractice insurance companies currently refuse to allow recommendations because of federal law. Instead, a doctor only has to provide documentation of an ongoing relationship and a debilitating condition.

Selling Prescription Drugs On Campus? Read This First.

Illegally selling and using prescription drugs is becoming an almost normalized part of American culture. Increasingly, students are using these drugs to help them cope with the pressures and anxieties of school. But students often don’t consider the serious legal repercussions they could potentially face from selling prescription drugs like Xanax, Ritalin, and Adderall.  

Guns and misdemeanor domestic abuse convictions don’t mix

A recent Supreme Court case has upheld a federal law stating that it is illegal to own firearms if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic abuse charge. The determining Supreme Court case involved two men who had been convicted of misdemeanor assault charges against their romantic partners in Maine. Years after their conviction, the men were found to have both guns and ammunition in their possession, which violated the already established federal law that those who have been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic abuse charge cannot own firearms.