Wednesday, June 01, 2011

WA: "State rep to run for US Congress on medical marijuana platform" (with video) with video (01:59):
SHORELINE, Wash. -- A supply of marijuana-laced edibles help John Florio deal with the pain as he battles what doctors tell him is a terminal case of leukemia.

"All you need is one little bit of this, and it just takes that nausea feeling away," Florio said. "This I just feel not as nauseous. I don't feel dizzy. It helps me a lot better than the pharmaceuticals."

Florio gets his medicine from Green Hope Patient Network in Shoreline. It's one of dozens of medical pot clubs abiding by state guidelines that's still at risk of being raided by federal agents.

"And even this dispensary is now in danger of being determined to be illegal or maybe even shutdown," said Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland. MORE...

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