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Medical marijuana debate: Light up or pop a pill?

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February 3, 2014
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Medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states, plus our nation’s capital. But under federal law, only FDA approved medications can be prescribed; marijuana is not one of them. So, is it safer than prescription drugs? Is marijuana really medicine? Find out the latest on this controversial topic.


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