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Walker Supports Marijuana Extract Bill

February 15, 2017 04:39 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he supports a measure that would legalize possession of a marijuana extract used to treat seizures.

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Walker told reporters Wednesday that he's mainly concerned about opening the door to full-fledged legalization of marijuana but the bill appears to be crafted narrowly enough to avoid that.

The bill legalizes possession of cannabidiol oil with a doctor's certification. The oil doesn't produce a high. The Senate overwhelmingly passed the measure last week. The Assembly Committee on Children and Families was set to hold a public hearing on the bill Wednesday.

The Assembly passed a similar measure last session but it died in the Senate.


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