A Washington, D.C., lobbying organization that played a major role in Vermont's becoming the ninth state to adopt a medical marijuana law appears to be on a record-setting spending spree, reports the Rutland Herald. The Medical Marijuana Policy Project said it spent nearly $218,000 during the first half of 2004. That approaches the highest known complete-year spending total in Vermont lobbying history. Lobbyists for the Policy Project were constant visitors to the Vermont State House this past winter. In May, the Legislature legalized the use and possession of marijuana by people suffering from AIDS . . .
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