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November 7, 2012

Medical Marijuana Wins in Massachusetts, Loses in Arkansas

By a wide margin, Massachusetts voters approved medical marijuana, reports. However, voters narrowly defeated medical marijuana in Arkansas, The Associated Press reports. The Massachusetts ballot measure passed by a 2 to 1 margin with 63 percent in favor of it. In Arkansas, about 51 percent opposed the measure. Despite their failure, Arkansas advocates were optimistic about bringing a modified measure to the voters soon. They’re considering removing a provision to allow patients to grow marijuana if they live more than five miles from a dispensary. Arkansas would have been the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana.

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Vapur9, , 2012-11-13 01:18:54
This is such a bad idea! You are forcing citizens to be consumers to attain their medicine, instead of being able to grow their own! That means they must submit to economic slavery and start serving a master. Some people choose a life that doesn't involve money. You shouldn't force them.

Chris L, Tampa, FL, 2012-11-08 12:56:25
I still don't understand how these things are POZ/HIV/AIDS front-page newsworthy on this website. Although I don't disagree with medical marijuana, it's just not a relevant choice for health practitioners right now for helping easy HIV symptoms. Medical marijuana (regardless of the social stigma) is about as relevant and as effective at treating HIV symptomology as Tynelnol or Aspirin. So why doesn't POZ post as many articles about those meds?

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