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US FL: Volusia Deputy Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man While Serving
Official: Unarmed Suspect Shot In Face While Resisting Drug Search DELTONA - A Deltona man was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a Volusia County deputy who was entering the home Wednesday morning on a narcotics search warrant, an official said.
US OH: Educating Youth Key To Slowing Heroin Epidemic
BUTLER COUNTY - Tony Couch knows he could have been one of the 49 people who died of a heroin overdose in Butler County last year.
US OH: Mentor Drug Court Expands To Rest Of Lake County
"I can't say 'hell yes,' can I?" Mentor Municipal Court Judge John Trebets answered when asked if all the extra work was worth it.
US NC: Volunteers Collect Needles, Other Drug Materials Around City
WILMINGTON - An object about the size of a AA battery glinted in the dirt. Susan Stroup turned it over with her tongs, revealing milliliter markings along the side.

Opinions

US CA: Editorial: No More Half-Baked Pot Votes
Californians are almost certainly going to vote in 2016 on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. And according to the most recent polls, a majority of voters now support that goal.
US CA: OPED: Ask The Tough Questions On Legalizing Pot
A blue ribbon commission led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom deserves a pat on the back for taking a thoughtful approach to a likely 2016 initiative to legalize marijuana in California.
US NH: Supply and Demand Is Driving N.H.'s Illegal Drug
Supply and demand is one of the most fundamental concepts of economics and it is the backbone of a market economy. Demand refers to how much (quantity) of a product or service is desired by buyers. Supply represents how much the market can offer. This basic economic concept is in full play in NH's current illegal drug epidemic. As long as the demand for illegal drugs such as heroin is high, the supply will continue to flow into our state.
CN AB: OPED: Alberta's Drug Treatment Falls Short Of Demand
Opioid dependency needs better access and funding In early 2012, one of the most abused drugs in modern medicine - OxyContin - was taken off the market, and replaced by a somewhat tamper-resistant formulation, OxyNeo.

Letters

US CA: Weed Rights
As a member of the Mendocino Cannabis Policy Council, I'd like to say how heartened I was to read "Clear-eyed view of legalization" (Editorial, March 30), that The Chronicle applauds Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's panel which will address the effects of legalization of cannabis in California in 2016.
US CA: Yuba County
If the Yuba County Board of Supervisors is so worried about the impending drought and water shortage enough to deny medical marijuana patients their right to grow pot, why is the county selling water to Alameda County? You can't have your cake and eat it, too.
US CA: Pot Farms
Recently, I read that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing to legalize marijuana in California. I am against it because marijuana requires large amounts of water to grow and California is in the midst of a severe drought. This is the man who wants to be California's next governor?
CN ON: Legalize Pot
Legalize marijuana to benefit society: It's been at least 30 years since the respected British magazine, The Economist, and many others, presented rational arguments for legalizing marijuana.
US HI: Pot's Drug Status Should Be Changed
Froma Harrop should give more credit to the Rand Paul, RKy., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., bill ("Half a heart on marijuana better than no heart at all," Star-Advertiser, March 21).
US FL: Another Approach For Legalizing Pot
As a substance-abuse professional, I voted "no" on the medical marijuana issue in November. I believe it would be a hypocritical law, turning doctors into criminals.
US MD: Addiction Is An Illness
Drug and alcohol addiction is a sad but increasingly commonplace story ("Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip," March 21).