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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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