MADISON, Wis. — As a marijuana extract used to treat seizures becomes more widely embraced, even by former Republican opponents, the conversation in Wisconsin is shifting to whether the time is right to approve medical marijuana.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told reporters last week he would consider it, even as Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Gov. Scott Walker said no way.

Advocates hope opposition to medical marijuana is starting to soften in Wisconsin, especially as it's viewed as a less harmful alternative to prescribing addictive opiates as painkillers.

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Cara Lombardo ~ Associated Press via StarTribune.com ~

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