Medical marijuana advocates packed a state capitol hearing on Thursday, blasting a bill that would regulate dispensaries. Many say any regulation of the drug is bad and would hurt patients. Lawmakers on the house judiciary committee also had concerns with the 48-page measure, which they delayed voting on. Bente Birkeland has more from the state house.

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