Editorial: Medical marijuana

Photo: Mayra Beltran, Staff
Photo: Mayra Beltran, Staff

Ann Lee, an 85-year-old Republican activist who is pushing the decriminalization of marijuana, supports Ramp Against Marijuana Prohibition in Texas on Friday, March 6, 2015, in Houston. (Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle)

The days before Thanksgiving should be filled with turkey recipes and touch football, building up to the excitement of the Christmas season. For six people in Harris County, however, those days were their last. Over a period of two days in November 2013, half-a-dozen Houstonians died of prescription drug overdoses (“Pain pill OD data largely unsound,” Page A1, April 26).

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