Singleton, Kirsten 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US SC: Herbkersman Wants To Study Legalizing HempSat, 20 Jan 2007
Source:Savannah Morning News (GA) Author:Singleton, Kirsten Area:South Carolina Lines:100 Added:01/21/2007

Rep. Bill Herbkersman believes he has found a way to replenish South Carolina's farming industry, re-establish textile mills and do the environment some good in the process.

It's just not quite legal yet.

Herbkersman, R-Bluffton, is proposing a committee to study whether South Carolina should pursue "authorization of the cultivation and production of industrial hemp."

The challenge, he said, will be to convince lawmakers there's a significant difference between industrial hemp and its cannabis cousin, marijuana - and that the potential benefits are worth a deeper look.

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2 US IL: GOP Group - $39M Needed To Fight MethSat, 22 Jan 2005
Source:State Journal-Register (IL) Author:Singleton, Kirsten Area:Illinois Lines:101 Added:01/22/2005

$10 Million Would Go Toward 'Drug Courts'

State government should commit $39 million to jump-start a full-scale war on methamphetamine, a group of Illinois House Republicans said Friday, admitting the state's tight budget could make that difficult.

But, said Rep. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, "The bottom line is we're going to have to bite the bullet."

Rose is co-chair of the House Republican Methamphetamine Task Force, which held public meetings last summer to develop a strategy for combating the use and production of drugs, including meth.

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3 US MN: WAPS DARE Program Still 'On Life Support'Wed, 11 Feb 2004
Source:Winona Daily News (MN) Author:Singleton, Kirsten Area:Minnesota Lines:70 Added:02/12/2004

The DARE program will continue through the end of the school year, if not beyond.

"What's going to happen in the future is still full of question marks," said Winona police officer Kevin Kearney, who teaches the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to area fifth-graders.

After the city of Winona cut DARE funding last year, Kearney led months of fund raising to keep the program alive.

Kearney taught DARE to eight classes at Winona Middle School, St. Stanislaus and St. Matthew's.

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