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Marijuana Pharmacies-9

This photo taken April 4, 2012, shows Brent Zettl President and CEO of Prairie Plant Systems Inc. and SubTerra LLC looks at some of their plants in a former copper mine in White Pine, Mich. The company grows a legume and a tuber used to manufacture pharmaceuticals including one that is going into pre clinical trial to be used to treat Severe Combined Immunodeficiency also known as Bubble Boy Syndrome . Prairie Plant Systems Inc. a Canadian biotechnology company that manufactures pharmaceuticals derived from harvestable plants grown in a controlled environment grows and supplies nearly all of the medical marijuana in Canada. Sub Terra LLC wants to apply the same techniques to Michigan, using their 35 square mile underground chamber, a former copper mine in White Pine, Mich., in the Upper Peninsula. (AP Photo/ Detroit Free Press, Romain Blanquart)