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State doctors’ group backs marijuana legalization measure
Los Angeles Times

The California Medical Assn., the influential trade group for the state’s doctors, announced its support Monday for a high-profile initiative to legalize recreational marijuana.

Dr. Steven Larson, the group’s president, said in a statement the organization believes the proposed initiative is a “comprehensive and thoughtfully constructed measure that will allow state officials to better protect public health by clarifying the role of physicians, controlling and regulating marijuana use by responsible adults and keeping it out of the hands of children.”

The ballot measure is backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and financed in part by former Facebook executive Sean Parker.