Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) introduced legislation, SB 507 / AB 570, seeking to provide qualified patients with legal access to medical cannabis with a physician’s authorization. SB507 is supported in the Senate by Republican Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point).
In the assembly three additional Republican legislators have cosponsored the AB 570. Field Activists have been reporting that first time cosponsors, Reps. Todd Novak, (R-Dodgeville) and Joel Kitchens, (R-Sturgeon Bay) have been supportive of medical cannabis and it is great to see their work have impact. And work in rural Northern Wisconsin pays off as James Edming (R – Glen Flora) recently signed on as cosponsor. This is the first time Republicans have signed their name to a bill in nearly two decades.
The bills would allow patients to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis and up to 12 plants.
83% of Wisconsinites support legalizing medical cannabis according to the latest Marquette Poll.
Keep up the phone calls and email contacts, especially to Republican Senate and Assembly Districts. Please use the following link and enter your information to urge lawmakers to support this effort. https://norml.org/action-center/item/wisconsin-medical-marijuana-effort