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At a recent visit to the University of South Florida ALS Clinic — amid appointments with neurologists, respiratory therapists and more — Leigh Hotle worked with her social worker to nail down a date for her next peer support group meeting.

Robert Jordan won’t face any charges for growing two marijuana plants to treat his wife's illness, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. Cathy Jordan suffers from the paralyzing disease ALS, and prosecutors decided not to press charges because her husband would likely win in court with a medical necessity defense.