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Maryland Medical Marijuana Advocates Happy Over Obama Administration Decision

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Maryland is one of 14 states affected by the Obama administration's decision to curb prosecutions of medical marijuana users. Advocates of medical marijuana are hailing the decision, even though it isn't actually legal in Maryland.

State law allows for reduced penalties for those convicted of using marijuana for medicinal purposes. The only change made to the Maryland law since it passed in 2003 was to expand the number of diseases that can be defended by medical marijuana. Initially, only cancer was covered. But now HIV-AIDS, seizures, and sickle cell anemia are as well.

Matt Bush reports...

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