Medical marijuana bill reintroduced in Wisconsin Assembly, but Senate support uncertain | WUWM 89.7 FMPosted by On


Republicans in the GOP-dominated Wisconsin Assembly have introduced another legislative bill that would OK the use of medical marijuana. This time the measure specifies cannabis would only be available to seriously ill people at state-run dispensaries.

But it appears the measure has a ways to go, even among other Republicans.

A GOP bill last year legalizing medical marijuana didn’t get very far. But State Rep. Jessie Rodriguez, (R-Oak Creek) says she continues to hear from constituents who want to see a measure pass.

“I have spent hours with a gentleman named Joe who has a wife who is suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer, and this is something he’s been asking for, for a really long time,” Rodriguez says.

State Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R-Oak Creek) speaks at the news conference.

State Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R-Oak Creek) speaks at the news conference.

So Rodriguez, Speaker Robin Vos, and other Republican members of the State Assembly have put together a new proposal. It would allow people suffering from cancer, seizures, severe chronic pain, or chronic nausea, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease or have a life expectancy of less a…

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