Patients applaud medical marijuana plan

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Patients with severe illnesses say medical marijuana could help ease their suffering. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Long Islanders suffering from serious illnesses say they are happy state lawmakers have agreed to legalize medical marijuana.

Jennifer Ruta's 29-year-old daughter, Stephanie, has Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. The severe form of epilepsy means she suffers from seizures up to 300 times a day. Ruta says her daughter is on seven different kinds of medicine, has had multiple surgeries and been on special...

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