Wisconsin lawmakers introduce bill to legalize medical cannabis

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Three legislators introduced a bipartisan bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, creating a licensing system for growers, processors and sellers.

Sens. Jon Erpenbach and Patrick Testin along with Rep. Chris Taylor introduced the bill Friday. Erpenbach and Taylor are Democrats. Testin is a Republican.

The bill faces an uphill fight in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has been open to legalizing medical marijuana for years but Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said he doesn’t support it.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed legalizing medical marijuana in the state budget but Republicans removed the provision from the final spending plan.

Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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