Legalization of medical marijuana goes up in smoke in WI

9:03 PM, Apr 21, 2010   |    comments
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MADISON, Wis. -- Medical marijuana will remain illegal in Wisconsin. A proposal to legalize it is not among the issues the Legislature will take up on its final day in session on Thursday.

While advocates for legalizing it had hoped the bill would pass under support from Democrats who control the Legislature, the proposal never made it up for a vote in either the Senate or Assembly.

Leaders in both chambers failed to support the bill.

Backers of legalizing medical marijuana say it will help the chronically ill deal with pain. But opponents including the Wisconsin Medical Society say there are better and more effective alternatives.

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