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California doctors back legalizing pot




A vendor weighs buds for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market.
A vendor weighs buds for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market.
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One of California's most powerful organizations representing doctors has weighed in: it supports legalized marijuana.

The California Medical Association announced it is backing a ballot initiative appearing this November to legalize pot.

The measure would give the green light to marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes.

"This measure – along with the recently-passed medical marijuana bills – will ensure the State of California does both – with the public health and public interest being paramount concerns,” said CMA president Steven Larson in a statement.

Association spokesperson Molly Weedn joins Take Two to explain more about the organization's position.