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Advocates of medical marijuana took to the streets outside the Wilson Building today to urge D.C. lawmakers to get the program running. It's been over a year since Congress gave the OK, but District officials still haven't finalized regulations or determined who will be running the dispensaries.

Irvin Rosenfeld, a stockbroker from Florida with a rare bone cancer, lit up his legally-obtained joint outside the building today. He is one of only four people in the country who gets his marijuana from the U.S. government as part of a pilot program that was later disbanded.

"How many people today are going blind in this country because they are not allowed to use this medicine to save their eyesight or other debilitating diseases that where they become a drain on society - so it costs us taxpayers money," says Rosenfeld.

Mayor Vincent Gray says the city is working on implementation.

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