Republican Chair Spiros Ignores Will of the People

The last time we had a public hearing on marijuana reform in the in Wisconsin was back in 2009. We all know it is high time Wisconsin legalizes cannabis for responsible adults and we are sick of waiting. But to not even hold a public hearing on the bills seems cruel and unusual punishment. Republican Assembly Committee Chairs are all set to ignore the will of the people again this legislative session.

Assembly Representative John Spiros (R) is holding the cannabis decriminalization bill hostage from even a public hearing! With 59% of Wisconsin polling positive for pot legalization and 83% polling as supportive of compassionate use of medical marijuana our collective voices must be heard.

This decriminalization bill is a Republican partisan bill which is presented and vetted by his own Republican Caucus. This type of decriminalization measure led by Republicans since 2017 and is before him right now, yet he has not scheduled a public hearing. The original authors/co-sponsors of 2021-22 Assembly Bill 812 had eight (8) Republicans and five (5) Democrats, making the bill a slightly Republican partisan bill.

We are conducting a phone call blitz to his office and need your help!

Call Committee Chair Spiros at (608) 266-1182

We need YOU to call Committee Chair Spiros at (608) 266-1182. If you get the answering machine, leave the message with your full name and address.

The Decriminalization bill is stuck in committee and the entire state needs to put pressure on committee chairs to hold a public hearings. CALL TODAY!


I am calling today to ask Representative Spiros, as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, to hold a public hearing on Assembly Bill 812 (Decriminalization).

It only takes 20 seconds and most likely you will just be leaving a message on an answering machine or with his staff. It is important that you say the bill numbers and leave your name and address when leaving a message.


If you cannot or do not want to call, please sign our petition we will be presenting the Senator and other Committee Members.

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