Wisconsin needs elected officials who sponsored the various bills throughout past sessions, and the newly elected legislators supporting reform on the campaign trail, to work together towards sensible cannabis reform in a bi-partisan nature.
With public support for reforming marijuana laws at an all time high, we request key Senate and Assembly allies to form the first-ever Wisconsin Cannabis Caucus to develop and promote sensible cannabis policy reform and work to reform state cannabis laws.
Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition. The continued criminalization of adult marijuana use is out-of-step with the views of adults throughout America, 93% of whom support medical marijuana (Quinnipiac, 2017) and 64 percent of whom endorse the outright legalization of recreational cannabis (Gallup, 2017).
The official establishment of this Caucus will represent the growing, bipartisan support in our Senate and Assembly for marijuana reform.
To date, 18 states that have enacted laws regulating cannabis for adult use, thirty-six states have enacted comprehensive medical cannabis laws. 11 additional states have enacted more limited medical cannabis laws. In total, 47 US states have adopted laws rolling back cannabis prohibition at the state level, representing 95% of the U.S. House of Representatives and 94% of the US Senate.