Subject: Sign my petition! The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, The Assembly Committee on Health and Republican Leadership: Move medical marijuana bills through committee and allow a floor vote.
I started a petition on Action Network telling The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, The Assembly Committee on Health and Republican Leadership to Move medical marijuana bills through committee and allow a floor vote.
2017 Assembly Bill 75 / Senate Bill 38 to establish a medical marijuana access program in Wisconsin needs to be moved through committee and scheduled for a floor vote.
Passage of this legislation will offer qualified patients state-sanctioned access to a therapy that may offer them significant benefits. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia already offer similar patient protections. Data from other states finds that the enactment of medical marijuana access is associated with lower rates of opioid abuse and mortality, and does not negatively impact workplace safety, teen use, or motor vehicle safety. A 2016 University of Michigan study showed a 64 percent reduction in the use of opioid painkillers amidst patients who used medical marijuana to help chronic pain.
The results of a recent statewide poll commissioned by Marquette Law School show that fifty-nine percent of Wisconsin residents believe marijuana should be legalized. It is time for our state laws to reflect the views of the majority of voters and to address the best interests of our patient community.
Every major veteran service organization in the state (VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart) now support a medical cannabis program through resolutions passed in 2017 by their membership.
“Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care.” – DEA Administrative Judge Young.
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