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Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Backing of Key Republican in House

  • Legislation emerges as legalization gains broader acceptance
  • At the same time, Sessions is pursuing new a federal crackdown
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House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has agreed to co-sponsor a Florida Republican’s bipartisan bill to make medical marijuana research easier, his office confirmed on Wednesday.

That backing by the conservative Virginia Republican potentially bolsters the bill’s chances in the House. Representative Matt Gaetz started circulating a handout Tuesday night explaining his Medical Cannabis Research Act, with Goodlatte listed as a co-sponsor.