State line Wisconsin Republicans dismiss impact of Illinois legalizing recreational marijuana | Politics and ElectionsPosted by On


Republican lawmakers whose districts are near the state’s southern border say Illinois’ move to legalize recreational marijuana doesn’t change their approach to the issue in Wisconsin. 

Still, the legislators said they’d be open to taking a look at loosening regulations surrounding medical marijuana — a topic Gov. Tony Evers calls one of his “top priorities” and something Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is hoping to discuss with his caucus.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker officially signed into law a bill to legalize the drug there last week. But for two Republican representatives whose districts touch the Wisconsin-Illinois border, the action doesn’t signal a sea change further north. 

“I don’t think (the law) changes thinking or…

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