Mini Briefs: Illinois Syringe Deregulation, James Geddes Released 8/1/03

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A few stories we didn't have time to write up this week that you should know about:

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has signed legislation allowing adults to purchase and possess syringes without a prescription. Visit http://www.aidschicago.org for further information.

James Geddes, sentenced by the state of Oklahoma to 150 years for five marijuana plants, has been paroled after 11 years in prison. Visit http://www.hr95.org/geddesj.html to read his story.

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