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Lawmaker’s ‘lonely ship’ fills as support for cannabis grows

Elected as state representative for the 48th Assembly District, Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, has been "legislating through listening" to her 60,000 constituents since 2012. The stories and concerns she heard from voters in her district have launched Sargent on an unexpected journey, sending her on a mission that she never anticipated when she first ran for office.

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GOP plans to kill Medicaid expansion, pot legalization

Republicans plan to kill some of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' signature proposals in the first vote taken this year by the state's budget-writing committee, proposals including accepting federal money to offer more Medicaid, legalizing medical marijuana and capping enrollment in private voucher schools.

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Marijuana advocates trying again for legalization

Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.

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Wisconsin favors legalizing cannabis, but hurdles remain

Gary Storck has been here before. For decades, Storck, a longtime medical-marijuana advocate from Madison, has been pushing the state Legislature to legalize his medicine. Storck suffers from glaucoma. He uses cannabis to slow the progression of the disease, which is gradually robbing him of his sight.

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Wisconsin should speed up legalization of marijuana

Five years ago state Rep. Melissa Sargent rejected the backward thinking of those who seek to maintain a failed "drug war" and announced: "The facts clearly show that legalization is right for Wisconsin and that the most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it's illegal."

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Sessions ending federal policy that let legal pot flourish

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama Administration policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states throughout the country, giving rise to new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.

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Lawmakers push for hemp comeback

Republican lawmakers want to help Wisconsin's once-dominant hemp industry make a comeback, giving farmers the chance to add a versatile and hardy plant to their fields.

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Cannabis oil bill heads to full Assembly

A panel of state Assembly lawmakers gave its stamp of approval Wednesday to bills that would legalize the possession of cannabis oil, a derivative of marijuana used to treat children who suffer from seizures.

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