18 lawmakers sponsoring Wisconsin medical marijuana bill

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Wisconsin state Rep. Chris Taylor and state Sen. Jon Erpenbach say their medical marijuana bill has 18 co-sponsors.

That number includes Taylor, a Democrat from Madison, and Erpenbach, a Democrat from Middleton.

Others who’ve signed on to push for passage of the Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act include Reps. Chris Danou, D-Trempeleau; Tod Ohnstad, D-Kenosha); Terese Berceau, D-Madison; Fred Clark, D-Baraboo; Eric Genrich, D-Green Bay; Diane Hesselbein, D-Middleton; Sandy Pasch, D-Shorewood; Sony Pope, D-Cross Plains; Melissa Sargent, D-Madison; Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point; Leon Young, D-Milwaukee and Josh Zepnick, D-Milwaukee.

In the state Senate, co-sponsors include Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee; Tim Cullen, D-Janesville; Nikiya Harris, D-Milwaukee and John Lehman, D-Racine.

The bill now goes to the Assembly and Senate clerks for bill numbers and committee assignments.


+3 2 Tracy Kirk 2013-10-28 10:04
I have severe RA and for 20 years been buying my weed off the street because pills are not working anymore. When smoking, my body relaxes and it feels like the pain is more tolerable. If I could afford to move to a state where legal, I would. Why are these law makers not seeing that natural is better than man made pills. I was even taking Methadone for years and stopped because there was zero benefit after the first year. This is why people become homeless and have such money problems. If I could work trust me I would rather than sitting in this motorized wheelchair and getting $800 a month disability to try to live on. That stress adds to my medical stress means I should be depressed but I'm not because I smoke my weed
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+3 1 Jay Maynard 2013-10-25 06:05
Sad to see the conservatives have not signed on to support this long over due law. Now if we can just keep the Democrats from polarizing the topic, we might just get this law passed.

The medical benefits of marijuana could save glaucoma and arthritis suffers thousands of dollars with fewer side effects and better overall health. But then how many politicians care?
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