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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Medical Marijuana Comes To More States

Josh Goulette examines packages of different types of marijuana before purchasing at  Canuvo medical marijuana dispensary in Biddeford, Maine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Josh Goulette examines packages of different types of marijuana before purchasing at Canuvo medical marijuana dispensary in Biddeford, Maine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A page of the menu of products offered at  Canuvo medical marijuana dispensary in Biddeford, Maine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A page of the menu of products offered at Canuvo medical marijuana dispensary in Biddeford, Maine (click to enlarge). (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Medical marijuana is now legal in 18 states and Washington, D.C.

In Massachusetts, a new medical marijuana law just went into effect January 1. That means that up to 35 marijuana dispensaries could eventually open.

What might they look like? Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer went to Maine to find out.

In that state, eight dispensaries have opened over the last couple of years, including one in the city of Biddeford.


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  • Matthew Cunningham

    When we look at where cannabis could do the best good I think of Florida with all its senior citizens  who would benefit the most from its use.  just think if Rick Simpson recipe (Run from the Cure) were available and afordble.  Just think of the suffering it could solve.

    • http://twitter.com/Vapor_Inhaler Vapor_Inhaler

      Excellent point Matthew and definitely true!! All dealing with diseases such as Alzheimers, cancers and the laundry list of things medical marijuana can help to treat!!Medical Marijuana | Benefits of Cannabis | Natural Medicinal Solutions | Holistic Health Cures http://bit.ly/YinWtJ

  • swineregulation

    No story here. Nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/esauafreemanforcongress Esau A. Freeman

    this was a driveway moment for me. We need support in Kansas! kansasforchange.org

  • Dave K

    With the polls suggesting that close to 80% support medical marijuana the question should be why more states have not passed this important legislation.  

  • http://twitter.com/Vapor_Inhaler Vapor_Inhaler

    Cannabis health benefits are just too many to count!! 

    Here is one of those vapor inhalers mentioned in the story – The CANNAcig | Vapor Inhaler | CANNAcig http://bit.ly/Yjn4YK

  • guest

    I am very suspicious of medical claims for marijuana.  Just legalize it and stop pretending. Have there been any double blind studies?  Is anyone concerned about possible side effects (remember Vioxx great drug unless you had a heart condition)?  These miracle cures sound classic anecdotal evidence based on the placebo effect.  Pain management is particularly subject to the placebo effect.

  • WackyTobackey

    That guy in the picture doesn’t look very sick to me. 

    • linda jimenez

      Excuse me but when did you become a medical doctor?  I have been 100 PERCENT DISABLED for over 12 years and you can’t tell by looking.

  • WackyTobackey

    But he is handsome.

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