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The Madeleine Brand Show for December 12, 2011




One-ounce bags of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010, in Berkeley, Calif. Prices have soared as supply levels diminish, due to the federal crackdown.
One-ounce bags of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010, in Berkeley, Calif. Prices have soared as supply levels diminish, due to the federal crackdown.
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