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Mass. Grapples With New Medical Marijuana Law

As of Tuesday, it is now legal for patients with debilitating medical conditions and permission from the state to use marijuana for medical purposes. It will also be legal to grow a limited quantity of marijuana for medical use. But even as the new law kicks in, there are no rules or procedures in place to govern marijuana use — and that may cause some confusion.

WBUR’s Monica Brady-Myerov joined Bob Oakes on Morning Edition to sort it out.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/holly.ladd1 Holly Ladd

    While I am sympathetic to concerns cities and
    towns may have that pot will be sold out of unregulated store fronts, consider
    this – “We found
    that treatment with THC delayed disease progression by seven days and extended
    survival by six days in the mouse model,” says Abood. “This corresponds to three years
    in human terms.” (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/10/041027102621.htm) Certainly more research is needed – but not
    possible if we can not access marijuana legally.

    I hope the Department of Public Health and
    the Mass Municipal Association understand the impact of their efforts to delay implementation
    of the new law.

    As a
    person living with ALS – and a certain death sentence at this point – I would
    greatly appreciate the three more years with my family.

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