Ten years ago this month, Rhode Island legalized medical marijuana. Today, nearly 13,000 patients are enrolled, not to mention more than 2000 caregivers. And a hundred new applications arrive every week. Is it sustainable?

Ellen Lenox Smith taught seventh grade social studies for years. She was nearing retirement when the pain got so intense she couldn’t bear it.

A bone was slipping into her throat, she couldn’t breathe, and her body seemed to be falling apart.

After months of tests, doctors finally discovered what ailed her: Ehlers Danlos. 

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Kristin Gourlay ~ Rhode Island Public Radio ~

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