MADISON (WKOW) – Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), along with fellow Democratic state legislators and community advocates, today reintroduced legislation to fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.
People all across the state want to see marijuana’s medicinal benefits help our communities, and to reduce the impacts prohibition has on our criminal justice system, Sargent said in a news release.
She said Wisconsinites also largely support the full legalization of marijuana, and want to see a pragmatic approach that provides real relief for our friends and neighbors across our state.
“Today, Governor Tony Evers will speak regarding his plans to call for the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana for medicinal use, expungement for certain possession amounts and allowing for the use of CBD oil without a doctor’s certificate,” Sargent said in the news release. “These are great first steps in providing relief for those with medical needs, and for reducing the burden of unjust and disparate arrests for marijuana possession.
Sargent said most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it is illegal, and lawmakers must ensure that there is a pathway towards fully legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin.