Legalizing Medical Marijuana In Wis. Proposed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin will try again to change the law, even though the proposal stands little chance of passing the Legislature.

Proponents held a Wednesday news conference to announce the latest proposal by Democratic state Rep. Mark Pocan of Madison and state Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Waunakee.

The bill was last attempted when Democrats controlled the Legislature in 2010, but it couldn’t find enough support then to pass. Now Republicans control both the Senate and Assembly and it’s unlikely to win favor this time around either.

Backers of legalizing medical marijuana say it will help the chronically ill deal with pain. But opponents including the Wisconsin Medical Society have said there are better and more effective alternatives.

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  1. Shambala says:

    THe government knows best. Do as they say.

  2. chris says:

    the ultimate hypocrisy

  3. dave's not here says:

    Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.
    William F. Buckley, Jr., leading conservative thinker/author (deceased)

  4. Cheech says:

    Wisconsin “culture” is soaked in alcohol. What difference will a little geef make?

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