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Posted by Drugschannel on Jan. 23, 2010

July 9 (Bloomberg) -- Reefer madness can still be hazardous to your health. That's the message of ``In Pot We Trust,'' a Showtime documentary airing tonight at 8-30 p.m. New York time. The show makes a persuasive case that marijuana provides some patients a degree of relief they can't get from standard medications and should be legally available. Yet many patients continue to face prosecution and even jail for smoking the palliative weed. The show presents several compelling witnesses- a mother with severe palsy, a stockbroker with bone tumors, a churchgoing woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, and a man whose post- traumatic stress problems began when his father took the family to a restaurant and shot his mother, whose ``head ended up all over me and my sister.'' All insist marijuana relieves their pain and allows them to be productive citizens. Sadly for them, some people in high places fervently disagree. The hero of the show is Aaron Houston, director of government relations for the Marijuana Po

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