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Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana
Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana

Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls. Residents such as Peggiann "Benji" Johnson — a breast cancer patient experiencing the side effects of chemotherapy — say one more healthcare service is needed: A marijuana dispensary. As cities throughout California fight to limit cannabis outlets, residents and leaders in the south Orange County seniors-only village of around 16,400 have pushed for a pot shop and joined collectives by the hundreds. The medicinal use of marijuana has been legal in California since 1996. But the fight over...

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