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Lawmakers continue the fight to make medical marijuana legal in Wisconsin

Lawmakers are continuing the fight to make medical marijuana legal in Wisconsin.

Several state leaders held a town hall in West Allis to get feedback from the public.

Andrea Roberts is a military veteran advocating to make medical marijuana legal in Wisconsin. "I have a condition. There's no cure for it and the only treatment is pain management and surgeries."

She along with Senator Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Chris Taylor say not making medical marijuana legal is driving more people to commit crimes to get it.

"Wisconsin veterans who chose cannabis instead of addictive pills to treat their service-related injuries are being forced to incriminate themselves," said Rep. Chris Taylor.

Erpenbach and Taylor are holding town halls across the state to talk about Assembly Bill 75 which would allow patients access to medical cannabis with a doctor's recommendation.

"Our bill does require a very tight framework for how you access legal medical marijuana, your doctor has to recommend it, you have to go to the state to get a registry card," said Rep Taylor.

These legislators say more people support the bill than those who don't.

"The idea of marijuana use for medical purposes only is supported by over 75% of people in the state according to some polls," said State Senator Erpenbach.

There will be a town hall about the issue in Wausau on Tuesday and in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Stay with CBS 58 news for more information as this story develops. 

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