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Wisconsin Republicans block medical marijuana - again

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 16:42:05-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Legislature's powerful budget-writing committee have again blocked a Democratic attempt to legalize marijuana for medical use.

The GOP stripped a provision legalizing medical marijuana from Gov. Tony Evers' 2021-23 budget last month.

Democrats on the budget committee introduced a motion Wednesday that would legalize it and provide the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection with roughly $185,000 per year to regulate the drug.

Sen. Howard Marklein, one of the committee's Republican co-chairmen, ruled the motion was out of order since the committee has already removed the medical marijuana provision from the budget.

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