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2011-05-01 06:53:22

Washington's governor vetoed most provisions of a bill to establish state licensing for cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana on Friday, saying she did not want to put state employees at risk of federal prosecution. Governor Christine Gregoire said she was swayed by legal opinion issued earlier this month by federal prosecutors threatening to crack down not only on dispensary owners and growers but on state regulators enforcing the proposed law. The Democratic-controlled...

2008-03-04 12:00:48

By Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Mar. 4--There was a time in the late 1980s when J.C. Lawson of Clay County symbolized the pugnacious defiance of Kentucky marijuana growers. He became the most notorious cultivator in the state, at least for a time, by talking openly with the Herald-Leader about his success in the illegal business, bragging about making $1 million in a few months and posing for a photo in his pot patch, diamond cluster rings glittering on his fingers. He...

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. Beset by a nightmarish list of ailments that includes tumors in her brain and uterus, seizures, spasms and nausea, she has been able to find comfort only in the marijuana that is recommended by her doctor. It eases her pain, allows her to rise out of a wheelchair and promotes an appetite that...

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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. The 39-year-old mother of two has the support of her doctor and a California medical marijuana law when she uses a blend of a marijuana variety known as "Haze X" every few hours. Dozens of people camped out outside the Supreme Court, some with blankets, to hear justices debate Monday whether that's enough to protect Raich from the...

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2004-11-29 03:00:00

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. 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. The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday whether that's enough to protect Raich from the federal government, which makes no exceptions for the seriously ill in its war on drugs. Groups such as the Drug...