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Ex-NFL Player Takes Pot Legalization Fight To High Court

Medical marijuana patients including a retired NFL player have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decriminalize marijuana, a Hail Mary coming after the Second Circuit ruled that the group must first try to convince the Drug Enforcement Administration. In a petition filed last month but formally entered Thursday, patients including Super Bowl champion Marvin Washington told the justices that prohibition of marijuana unconstitutionally blocks their access to lifesaving medication and flies in the face of the government’s own admissions that the drug is safe. The group, which also includes medical marijuana activist and epilepsy patient Alexis Bortell, framed their case as…

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Marzena Bonar

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Marzena gratuated the University of Economics in Katowice.

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