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Republican Senator Introduces Medical Weed Research Bill

Senator Orrin Hatch introduced a bipartisan bill Wednesday to facilitate medical marijuana research. The bill is dubbed as the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017 or the MEDS Act. Hatch took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to defend the bill, saying we "too often blind ourselves to the medicinal benefits of natural substances like cannabis." Hatch added that he hopes the bipartisan initiative can be a "kumbaya moment" for both parties. Marijuana is considered an illegal Schedule 1 drug by the federal government, but more than half of the states in America have legalized weed for medicinal uses.
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