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Two more US states approve of cannabis

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1224

Doctors in California and Arizona can now recommend cannabis for treating conditions such as cancer, AIDS, anorexia, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, or migraine. In California proposition 215 was passed by a margin of 56% to 44%, while its counterpart in Arizona, proposition 200, passed with 65% of the vote. Similar laws have already been passed in Florida, Ohio, Washington, and Idaho.

The propositions were opposed by some law enforcement officials …

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