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Many north of Boston joining medical marijuana debate

Linda Brantley of Amesbury supports the November ballot question to allow medical use of marijuana because she has seen firsthand the positive effect it can have for people suffering physical pain.

“My aunt was in the end stages of dying of ovarian cancer,” said Brantley, herself a survivor of the disease. “When you get to that stage of cancer, your system shuts down; you can’t eat or sleep and are in constant pain. She was able to secure some marijuana and it gave her quite a bit of comfort at the end of her life.”

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