05/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Medical Marijuana Card Arrives More Than Two Months After Cancer Patient Died

Elaine Betts took care of her family and friends, took care of her neighborhood. I know, because she used to live on my block, before she bought a little house a few blocks away and started taking care of that neighborhood.

When she was diagnosed with cancer last year, she continued to take care of others -- sending a reassuring note that she'd had a good, long, interesting life, and that we should not worry about her. She took care of herself, too, and in early October sent her application for a medical marijuana card to the state via registered mail.

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