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VOA常速英语新闻:加州就大麻使用限制进行辩论(双语)

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在加州奥克兰市,美国最大的医用大麻药房Harborside健康中心每年向国家和地方缴纳数百万美元的税收,还得到市政府官员的支持。还支付数百万诉讼费来与联邦官员企图关闭该中心的努力作斗争。但联合创立者史蒂夫·迪安杰罗说,此举开始向全国性大麻合法化靠近。
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In Oakland, California, the nation's largest dispensary of medical marijuana, Harborside Health Center, pays millions of dollars each year in state and local taxes and has the backing of city officials.The clinic also has paid millions in legal fees to fight efforts by federal officials to close it down.
在加州奥克兰市,美国最大的医用大麻药房Harborside健康中心每年向国家和地方缴纳数百万美元的税收,还得到市政府官员的支持。还支付数百万诉讼费来与联邦官员企图关闭该中心的努力作斗争。但联合创立者史蒂夫·迪安杰罗说,此举开始向全国性大麻合法化靠近。

But co-founder Steve DeAngelo said the move toward nationwide legalization of marijuana has started.“The real question is,how is it going to be legalized? What is this new industry going to look like? How are we going to regulate it?” he asked.
“切实的问题是,如何合法化大麻呢?这个新行业会成为什么样?我们怎么来规范它呢?”

In Los Angeles, marijuana dispensaries have proliferated, and even supporters say things are out of control.A simple headache or insomnia can get a doctor's recommendation for medical marijuana, and the city has 1,000 or more unregulated dispensaries.
洛杉矶的大麻药房数量激增,甚至支持者都说情况已经无法控制。只要头疼或失眠就可从医生那里得到医用大麻的建议,该市有1000多家不正规的药店。

City council member Bill Rosendahl sais marijuana has helped him cope with debilitating cancer. He backs a proposal called Proposition D, one of three competing measures on the local election ballot in May.
市议会成员比尔·罗森戴尔称赞大麻帮助他克服了令人衰弱的癌症。

It would reduce Los Angeles dispensaries to 135, closing hundreds of others and imposing needed regulations on an industry that has helped him.
五月份该市对三项竞争措施进行了地方投票,他支持名为建议D的提议。他说这将使洛杉矶的药店减少到135家,关闭数百家其他药店,对这个曾帮助他的行业进行规范。

词汇解释

1.dispensary n. 药房;

He bought some pills from the dispensary.
他从学校的医务室买了一些药片。

2.marijuana n. 大麻;大麻毒品

He was switched on after smoking some marijuana.
吸了几口大麻后,他兴奋起来了。

3.proliferate vi. 增殖;扩散;激增

Tropical vegetation proliferates.
热带植物繁衍茂盛。

4.insomnia n. 失眠症,失眠

If you have insomnia, try my simple cure.
如果你有失眠症,试试我的简单疗法。

5.debilitating adj. 使衰弱的

But Wallace was ill: he suffered from debilitating depression.
但是华莱士病了:他非常虚弱,十分抑郁。

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