Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly directs the federally sponsored medical marijuana operation at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. For the past three decades, the federal government has been providing a handful of patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around. The program grew out of a 1976 court settlement that created the country's first legal pot smoker.
Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly directs the federally sponsored medical marijuana operation at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. For the past three decades, the federal government has been providing a handful of patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around. The program grew out of a 1976 court settlement that created the country's first legal pot smoker.
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published Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around as part of a little-known program that grew out of a 1976 court settlement and created the country’s first legal pot smoker. The program once provided 14 people government pot. Now, there are four left.

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