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Democratic Radio: It’s Time for Wisconsin to Move Forward on Medical Cannabis PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Democrats   
Thursday, 09 January 2020 12:45

medical-marijuanaMADISON, WI – Senator Jon Erpenbach (D – West Point) offered the Democratic weekly radio highlighting legislative efforts to legalize medical cannabis.

“Late last year, we introduced a bipartisan bill that would legalize physician-supervised access to medical cannabis. This bill was a product of over 10 years of working with advocates and learning best practices from other states. Legalizing medical cannabis will provide safe, legal and regulated options to help patients suffering from chronic pain and other debilitating medical conditions.” – Senator Jon Erpenbach

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here.

A written transcript of the address is below:

jon-erpenbach-radio“Hi, this is State Senator Jon Erpenbach.

“On January 1, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational cannabis, joining our neighboring states of Minnesota and Michigan. Whereas our neighbors have taken action to expand off the success of medical cannabis reforms – once again, Wisconsin is lagging behind, and preventing sick people from getting access to the comprehensive medical care that they need.

“Late last year, we introduced a bipartisan bill that would legalize physician-supervised access to medical marijuana. This bill was a product of over 10 years of working with advocates and learning best practices from other states. Legalizing medical marijuana will provide safe, legal and regulated options to help patients suffering from chronic pain and other debilitating medical conditions.

“Close to one million Wisconsin voters in 16 different counties and two cities, spoke loudly and clearly in support of medical marijuana. With 83% of Wisconsinites in support, I am hopeful that 2020 will be the year that we can take the politics out of this process, move forward with this issue and put the people of Wisconsin first.”

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2020 12:58
 
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