Flag of Virginia Takes On New Meaning as Lawmakers, Claiming Ignorance, Stomp All Over Sick People Begging for Help

Six House Republicans shot down a major expansion of Virginia's medical marijuana allowances Wednesday night, reducing to tears advocates who thought they had the votes for at least some reform.

Legislation that would have allowed oils derived from the marijuana plant as treatment for 13 diseases or conditions, including cancer, died on a 5-6 vote in a legislative subcommittee that writes criminal law in Virginia.

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