Wis. Dems Introduce Another Medical Marijuana Bill

Posted at: 10/03/2013 12:11 PM | Updated at: 10/03/2013 5:48 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Democrats are trying again to legalize marijuana for medical use.

Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison and Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Middleton held a news conference Thursday to announce a new bill, saying marijuana can provide pain relief other medication doesn't.

Democrats have been pushing for years to legalize medical marijuana. They introduced a similar bill in 2010, when they had complete control of state government, but the measure went nowhere after a public hearing. They brought it back in 2011, when Republicans controlled the Assembly and Senate. The measure didn't get so much as a hearing.

The new bill looks doomed as well. Republicans still control both houses.

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