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Rhode Island legalizes marijuana


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Jul 21, 2005
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It's official! Rhode Island is the 11th state to legalize medical marijuana.
The U.S. high court ruled June 6 that people who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it can still be prosecuted under federal drug laws, even if their states allow it.

Federal authorities, however, have conceded they are unlikely to prosecute many medicinal marijuana users.

"I'm sure everybody in this room knows at least one person who would have benefited from medical marijuana," Rep. Thomas Slater, who has cancer, told fellow lawmakers before the vote. Slater said he doesn't use marijuana now but it could become part of his treatment in the future.

I think people are starting to wake up and realize that marijuana does have some good purposes after all. Everyone should celebrate tonight by lighting up a joint!:smoking:
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