MADISON – Today, Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) and Representative Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) released LRB-5891, a bill to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes. Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement:

“Wisconsin will best move forward through fully legalized cannabis for adult, responsible usage. That is where I am putting my time and energy.

“It is clear that policymakers inside the Capitol are now ready to have these conversations – so let’s have that discussion. We have a lot of options on the table to consider, let’s start by having public hearings so the people of Wisconsin can have their voices heard. Folks are ready for these discussions, its past time to act and put cannabis legislation through the legislative process.

“Wisconsin is ready for legal cannabis. Communities most affected by disparate and outdated drug policies are ready. Our farmers are ready. Our Main Streets are ready. Let’s do this together – let’s legalize cannabis.”

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