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2004-12-01 03:00:13

Traditional drugs have done little to help 39-year-old Angel Raich. Beset by ailments that include tumors in her brain, seizures, spasms and nausea, she has been able to find comfort only in the marijuana that is recommended by her doctor.

2004-12-01 00:00:07

The Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court questioned whether state medical marijuana laws might be abused by people who aren't really sick as it debated on Monday whether the federal government can prosecute patients who smoke pot on doctors' orders.

2004-11-30 18:00:12

Some patients say the outcome of the case Monday is essentially a matter of life or death. * * * OAKLAND, Calif. - Traditional drugs have done little to help 39-year-old Angel Raich.

2004-11-30 15:00:10

WASHINGTON -- A lawyer for chronic-pain sufferers argued before the Supreme Court on Monday that these people, upon a doctor's recommendation, should be allowed to smoke marijuana to relieve their suffering.

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2004-11-30 00:00:33

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court questioned whether state medical marijuana laws might be abused by people who aren't really sick as it debated Monday whether the federal government can prosecute patients who smoke pot on doctors' orders.

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2004-11-29 15:00:12

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appeared hesitant Monday to endorse medical marijuana for patients who have a doctor's recommendation. Justices are considering whether sick people in 11 states with medical marijuana laws can get around a federal ban on pot.

2004-11-29 12:00:20

Correction In this story about a medical marijuana hearing coming before the Supreme Court, The Associated Press reported erroneously that part of the question before justices involved whether states could adopt such laws. That specific issue is not part of the case before the court.

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2004-11-29 09:00:18

WASHINGTON - Angel Raich tried dozens of prescription medicines to ease the pain of a brain tumor and other illnesses before she took up another drug: pot.

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2004-11-29 03:00:00

Angel Raich tried dozens of prescription medicines to ease the pain of a brain tumor and other illnesses before she took up another drug: pot. The mother of two has the support of her doctor and a California medical marijuana law when she lights her pot pipe every few hours.


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