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Medical marijuana proposal is in pursuit of progress, not perfection

Your Oct. 30 editorial “Medical marijuana plan raises too many unanswered issues,” which recommends a no vote on Question 3, asks, “How can the state guarantee a safe supply of marijuana?” The state can’t. No entity can. However, politics is the pursuit of progress, not perfection.

State regulation of marijuana for medicinal purposes would give those suffering from treatments for cancer, AIDS, and other debilitating diseases a powerful tool to help manage their pain.

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