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September 2, 2014

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In this photo taken May 2, 2014, Kari Boiter, of Tacoma, Wash., poses for a photo at Rainier Xpress, a medical marijuana dispensary in Olympia, Wash. holding a balm-type medical marijuana product she uses called "The Remedy." Boiter has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes pain, nausea and vomiting and says marijuana replaced prescription drugs like steroids and antidepressants what were nearly ineffective for her.

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In this photo taken May 2, 2014, Kari Boiter, of Tacoma, Wash., poses for a photo at Rainier Xpress, a medical marijuana dispensary in Olympia, Wash. holding a balm-type medical marijuana product she uses called "The Remedy." Boiter has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes pain, nausea and vomiting and says marijuana replaced prescription drugs like steroids and antidepressants what were nearly ineffective for her.