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Pot bills stalled despite increased support

WASHINGTON Even though Senate support for a medical marijuana bill is building, it's not getting the support it needs. Two influential Democratic senators, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland, announced their support for the bill that would reschedule marijuana and let states set medical marijuana policy. But it needs more Republicans. There are only a few more work days until August recess, so any consideration in the Senate Judiciary Committee would be deferred until at least September. But when pressed on whether the bill was a priority, chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, said, "I'm going to wait until I talk to other Republican...

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