Bills to loosen marijuana laws are gaining traction in both parties.

An unlikely coalition of lawmakers is plotting how to revise the nation’s marijuana laws during the 116th Congress -- a mission that’s become much more viable in recent years as public support for legalizing cannabis shoots up and members introduce bills in higher numbers than ever before.

That legislation languished at the bottom of the hopper during the last Congress as GOP leaders remained steadfast in their opposition.

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Jennifer Shutt ~ RollCall.com

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