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Medicine & Law: Medical Marijuana #950830

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) New Justice Department guidelines for prosecuting people who distribute or use medical marijuana reported; map shown of states allowing medical marijuana.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) The decision to leave legalities to the states, like California, featured; scenes shown of marijuana dispensaries all over Los Angeles. [Dr. Allan FRANKEL†- says he is "trading" drugs.] A statement from Texas Representative Lamar Smith about the Justice Department decision quoted. [Los Angeles city attorney Carmen TRUTANICH†- says California has been the wild, wild West.] [The Farmacy's Joanna LAFORCE†- says it needs to go into a pharmacy-like dispensary.]

Gibson, Charles;
Rooney, Brian

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