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compassion club
 n.— «McCormick and his girlfriend were arrested while driving from San Diego to Providence to start a “compassion club” for seriously ill people who use marijuana to dull their pain.» —“Drug Arrest Will Not Stop Advocate” in Providence, Rhode Island Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia) Aug. 9, 1995. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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