Proper care for the elderly—including the question of euthanasia for those who are suffering from incurable conditions that cause chronic pain—is a divisive issue in America today.

once thought to be incurable to be at least treatable, giving years of life to patients who before had little to look for- ward to but an early and often painful death. Medical marijuana has become another issue facing policy makers and the medical professions. Recreational use of marijuana use has been restricted by federal and state governments since the 1930s. However, over the past two decades researchers have recognized that marijuana has some legitimate medical uses as well. In some forms,


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