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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --
Medical marijuana advocates continued to wait Friday for a bill to allow the growing and/or possession of medical marijuana to clear its final hurdle: a debate on the House floor.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Thursday that he would sign the bill, which has been passed by the Senate.
'This is for those who are in extreme pain and danger. I think we can have enough safeguards. I would be prepared to sign it,' said Richardson.
The medical marijuana bill is sponsored in the House by Rep. Cisco McSorley.
The bill would allow patients with cancer and other debilitating diseases to use marijuana to ease their symptoms.