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Michigan legalizes medical marijuana, expands stem cell research

Wall Street Journal (blog), November 6, 2008
While the presidential election captured most people's attention this week, there were a few healthcare-related ballot initiatives that passed as well. Michigan approved the use of medical marijuana, when approved by a physician, and voted to expand embryonic stem cell research in the state. In Washington, a proposal passed 59% to 41% making physician-assisted suicide legal.