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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Two Senate Democrats are trying to approve marijuana for medicinal uses

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Two Wisconsin Democrats are trying again to approve the use of marijuana to treat those with chronic pain. At a news conference yesterday, Madison Representative Chris Taylor said pain sufferers who turn to marijuana should be treated with compassion instead of as criminals. Middleton Senator Jon Erpenbach doesn't buy the so-called "slippery slope" argument which says the measure would open the door to letting those who have colds smoke pot.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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