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Charles Krushinski sits in his power wheelchair in front of his modified wheelchair van and smokes marijuana from a pipe.

"Marijuana… that works for me. It puts me in a better place mentally," says Charles Krushinski, who has multiple sclerosis which has caused complete paralysis in his right leg. Krushinski, 52, doesn't like the side effects that his other prescribed pain medications give him, so he uses medical marijuana as a substitute.