Wisconsin’s Assembly Republicans introduce medical marijuana bills establishing state-run dispensaries – WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) — Conversations to legalize medical marijuana are developing in Wisconsin’s state legislature as Assembly Republicans unveiled a new proposal on Monday. The measure is more restrictive in its approach to the issue and forgoes much of what Governor Tony Evers and Democrats have requested in previous legislation.

The bill would provide people with qualifying conditions like cancer, seizures, or a type of terminal illness to purchase and own the product.

Previous proposals legalizing marijuana use in the state have received bipartisan support in the Senate but have struggled to gain the same level of support in the state’s Republican-led Assembly.

“We think we have a good program put together,” said Rep. Jon Plumer (R-Lodi), one of the bill’s authors. “It’s going to be probably modified over the years as we learn about it, as we realize we have changes we should probably make, but I think we’re at a really strong starting point here.”

The bill would create a program allowing registered patients to possess and use medical cannabis products. Designated caregivers can have those products in their possession on behalf of those registered patients.

The bill also regulates medical cannabis

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