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Medical marijuana dispensaries In LA are cleared to reopen after the city council repealed the ban on storefront dispensaries.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The city council had a tough decision today, whether to rescind the city ordinance or to let voters decide the issue in March. Rather than continue a fight, the council rescinded the ordinance.
In addition to permitting dispensaries to openly operate, the ordinance also allows small groups of people to possess and share small amounts.
Several activists say that marijuana helps them cope with the symptoms of various illnesses and the effects of procedures such as chemotherapy. Opponents say of medical marijuana say that the loose public policy approach is tantamount to legalizing drugs and criminal activity.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.