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Seg. 1: Missouri Docs Not Ready For Medical Marijuana. Seg. 2: Teaching Thanksgiving Truths.

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Doctors are cautious to proceed with prescribing medicinal marijuana, and are still trying to understand how it will affect patients, especially those taking other prescription drugs

Segment 1: Medical cannabis is now legal in Missouri, but doctors are not trained on how to prescribe the drug. 

It's been two weeks since Missourians voted to allow the use of medical marijuana in the state. However, because cannabis is still illegal at the federal level, research on its efficacy and side effects is limited. The executive dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences spoke to concerns physicians have about recommending a drug they don't know enough about.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:52: Native Americans and historians are pushing for the complete picture of the holiday some natives see as a day of mourning.

For generations the story of Thanksgiving was taught as Indians and pilgrims sitting down to share food in celebration of a good harvest and the cooperation between the two peoples. Today we learned what was missing from that picture and how schools are now offering the broader context of the impact of European colonization on Native Americans.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.