A medical marijuana bill is quickly gaining steam in the Senate

More lawmakers are toking — er, signing — up their names to become co-sponsors of a bill that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes at a federal level.

Veteran Democrat Barbara Boxer, the longest-serving woman in Congress, added her name to a list of co-sponsors of the bill, according to Roll Call.

“Senator Boxer is a strong supporter of California’s medical marijuana law and she believes that patients, doctors and caregivers in states like California should be able to follow state law without fear of federal prosecution,” Zachary Coile, Boxer’s communications director, said in a statement to The Washington Post.

The bill was rolled out on March 10 by Sens. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). It would reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II drug to recognize its legitimate medical uses.

Since the release of the bill,...

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