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Colorado Medical Marijuana: Teen With Life-Threatening Disease Caught In Red-Tape Nightmare

01/19/2011 09:37 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Smith has a very rare life-threatening disease. He is 16 years old. He's missed about a year of school. A few months ago his doctors decided to try Smith on medical marijuana. It worked like a miracle drug. It worked so well that Smith is home from the hospital and ready to resume high school.

State law (HB 10-1284) and his school district's strict adherence to the law are conspiring to make going back to school very difficult for Smith (not his real name).

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