The stages are set for the General Election on November 8th, 2022. Documented below is information about the Wisconsin US Senate and Congressional candidates feelings and actions towards marijuana reform. We hope you find this information helpful when it comes time to vote.
There are of course a few candidates with no response or stance unknown. This is alarming. You would think the major pressure would be on federal candidates to address this issue. A recent article by the Brookings Institution entitled Congressional candidates’ silence on cannabis reform caught many activists attention. The article was in depth and you are encourage to read it. The summary of the analysis of the data is something that needs to be shared with you and is very evident in our Wisconsin Congressional candidates.
The article ends “In sum, cannabis as a political issue has risen in importance over the past 25 years. As state legislatures and voters via referenda have enacted changes to cannabis laws, the issue has become more popular even in the halls of Congress. However, cannabis reform advocates’ frequent stupefaction at the lack of progress at the federal level bumps up against a stark reality. Most candidates for federal office do not see cannabis as an issue prominent enough to discuss, and deep partisan differences still remain among elected officials, even as support for cannabis in the general public has exploded in recent years. And the true motivator for a member of Congress to take or change a position—whether voters hold their feet to the fire over an issue—has not yet become a reality in the vast majority of Congressional races across the United States.”
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