Just a bill: Medical marijuana

September 19, 2007

Stacy Forster, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Madison -- People with debilitating medical conditions would have access to marijuana under a bill introduced by Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan of Madison and Frank Boyle of Superior.

Pocan and Boyle said the bill, called the "Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act," is similar to laws in 12 other states. They have supported the legislation in past sessions as well.

"When we first introduced our legislation in 2001 eight states had medical marijuana legislation on the books," Pocan said in a statement. "Six years later four more states have joined the ranks, with more expected to follow. The public supports all legitimate options that can help an ailing patient, and I am hopeful that Wisconsin will follow suit."

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