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Medical marijuana bill up for hearing; GOP may not block it once budget’s done

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on May 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm with No Comments »
May 10, 2011 5:15 pm

The medical marijuana bill introduced today is scheduled for a public hearing Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

It’s the first step in the process of moving through the Legislature, but the measure’s fate could depend on whether House Republicans agree it can be heard in the special session. Gov. Chris Gregoire wants all four partisan caucuses to agree.

House GOP Leader Richard DeBolt says it’s a waste of time when there are more important issues like the budget and worker’s comp reform. “It went through the process. It went to the governor’s office. It was vetoed,” DeBolt said.

But DeBolt left the door open a crack when we spoke.

Gregoire asked him to keep an open mind about it, he said. “I told her, ‘Look, let’s get everything done. Then we can talk about it,'” DeBolt said. “If everything gets done and we have a couple hours extra, and they want to look at it, then I’m open to talking about it.”

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