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February 15, 2013

State holds 'listening session' to discuss medical marijuana

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The Department of Public Health was expected to draft the regulations by May 1. When asked if that deadline would be met, interim Commissioner Dr. Lauren Smith said the department is doing its “utmost to get this done as close to May as possible.”

“We have to balance the needs — the very real needs — of the patients who are seeking relief with the needs and our responsibility to protect the overall well-being of the commonwealth,” she said.

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