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Medical marijuana movement heads to Walmart


MADISON (WKOW) -- Demonstrators across Wisconsin cried out in support of medical marijuana outside a number of Walmart stores on Saturday.

A Madison group rallied in front of the Walmart on Madison's east side to protest the company's decision to fire an employee at one of its Michigan stores when the man failed a drug test, despite the man having a legal permit to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The group also supports the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act, a bill currently in the House that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin.

"Time is running out. We only have 25 days to get it passed. This is a bill that is very important to seniors, veterans, the sick, disabled and dying," said Gary Storck, a medical cannabis activist.

Critics of the bill worry it would legitimize the drug in the eyes of kids.

The bill expires at the end of April.

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