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GOP support grows to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin

MADISON, WI (AP)-- The push to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin is growing. Two Republican lawmakers have introduced a new measure to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Democrats have tried to legalize medical marijuana for years, with little to no Republican backing.

But in recent years, some Republicans have come to support loosening Wisconsin's marijuana laws.

The bill unveiled Wednesday would allow the prescription of marijuana for some conditions.

Marijuana that is smoked could not be prescribed.

Even with the GOP support, the bill faces long odds in the Senate.

Republicans there have voiced more opposition to the idea than in the Assembly.

Associated Press

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