Efforts to legalize medical marijuana gain traction in the Deep South

  • Article by: CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 5:08 PM

ATLANTA — Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states.

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