Governor says he’s trying to revive medical marijuana bill

March 08, 2007

, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Richardson says he’s meeting with lawmakers to try to revive a medical in an effort to resurrect a medical marijuana bill.

The House narrowly defeated the measure Thursday night, but Richardson says it’s important to pass it.

By midday Friday, he had talked one-on-one with at least five House members to try to get them to change their votes.

He says he also plans to talk to House Speaker Ben Lujan, who opposes the bill.

It would authorize the use of marijuana by patients certified under a Department of Health program.

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