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White widow, a strain of marijuana, sold as medical marijuana in California. (eggrole/Flickr)
White widow, a strain of marijuana, sold as medical marijuana in California. (eggrole/Flickr)
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Massachusetts has moved a big step down the road toward making legal medical marijuana available across the state. Last November, voters approved a plan to legalize medicinal pot.

Friday, after months of deliberation and planning, state health officials awarded 20 medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

WBUR's Anthony Brooks spoke with WBUR's health care reporter Martha Bebinger about the newly licensed dispensaries and the next step to making medical marijuana accessible across the state.

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Martha Bebinger, health care reporter for WBUR. She tweets at @mbebinger.

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CommonHealth: Mass. Approves 20 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

  • "A small grocery store and a former warehouse may soon be redesigned and open for a very different purpose: selling marijuana to patients who qualify."

The Boston Globe: Taking Medical Marijuana Seriously, Mass. Offers Model For Others

  • "After voters overwhelming approved medical marijuana, state health officials have taken this new responsibility seriously. They examined other programs across the country, and avoided pitfalls that befell other states."

This segment aired on January 31, 2014.

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