Rhode Island Legalizes Medical Marijuana

This week, Rhode Island became the latest state to legalize medical marijuana — and the first since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that patients who use the drug can still be prosecuted under federal law.

At that time, the White House drug policy office declared "the end of medical marijuana as a political issue." But with Rhode Island becoming the 11th state to legalize it, pro-medical marijuana groups say the issue is still alive and well.

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