Senator Roger Roth rejects facts about marijuana
10 years? Senator Roger Roth…..come on, even for you this is lame. Our organization has a printed publication entitled “Recent Research on Medical Marijuana: Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis & Cannabinoids
A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature, 2000 — 2017. Your office is aware of this. Here is the link if anyone wants to share this with him and his quote below. He never returned our request for an appointment, his district office was always locked and empty. We put information under his door and left cards, notes, messages, rallied outside his office and even made the main stream media Fox 11 News. He declined to be interviewed by them I guess also…. LAME!
Here is his office number in Madison, maybe you will have better luck: Telephone: (608) 266-0718. His email is: Sen.Roth@legis.wisconsin.gov
The slippery slope to legalization is also factually untrue. I will personally debate Senator Roger Roth on that portion of his statement anytime, anywhere.
Wisconsin Senate President Roger Roth said he believes there’s not enough medical evidence yet to support legalization, and that allowing doctors to prescribe the substance for people with medical needs could open the door to recreational marijuana legalization for which the state is not ready.
“We still don’t know the health effects of long-term use,” said Roth, R-Appleton. “I believe we’d need eight to 10 years of data to understand the impacts. … I don’t support it, and I don’t believe the support is there” in the Senate.
There is more support in the Senate then he thinks and that is why Republican Leadership keep saying those words. Bipartisan issues will bring support from both sides and leave Senator Roth vulnerable within his own party.
Support is certainly there, though, among voters in the 16 Wisconsin counties and two cities that had advisory referendums about potential legalization on their ballots Tuesday. Voters in each case strongly supported at least some form of marijuana legalization.
Support for allowing Wisconsin doctors to prescribe medical marijuana was strong Tuesday in the communities who asked specifically about legalizing medical use.
The counties of Brown, Clark, Forest, Kenosha, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, and the city of Waukesha all supported the measure by three-to-one or better. The exception: Clark County, where the margin still was better than two to one.
In the seven communities that asked about legalizing recreational use — some communities had multiple questions on the ballot — at least three-fifths of voters said “yes” in six. Those are Dane, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Racine and Rock counties, and the city of Racine.
The exception, Eau Claire County, was the only one to ask voters to choose one of three options; 54 percent said marijuana should be legal for recreational use, while 31 percent said it should be legal by prescription and 15 percent said it should be illegal.