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Mass. voters approve medical marijana
On Election Day, voters approved a ballot measure that made Massachusetts the 18th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Opponents of the measure said the law would promote the use of marijuana for recreational purposes, while supporters argued the drug has benefits for patients suffering from painful medical conditions.
Voters also approved the “Right to Repair” measure, which requires automakers to give independent car mechanics greater access to diagnostic information to needed to make complicated repairs. Meanwhile, a controversial measure to legalize physician-assisted suicide was defeated.
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