Rep. Chris Taylor and state Sen. Jon Erpenbach will make a statewide tour seeking support for legislative action on Senate Bill 38/Assembly Bill 75, which would allow patients access to medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation.
The bills were introduced in February of this year and have had no action in Legislative Committees.
The Democratic lawmakers say the bills are tightly crafted and will end the practice of criminalizing patients trying to obtain a medicine that works for them.
Both Erpenbach and Taylor say politics have kept the bills from receiving even a legislative public hearing in either chamber.
Meanwhile, national polling shows support at 89 percent in favor of allowing medical use of marijuana.
The tour will conclude with a public forum on the proposals hosted by the sponsors in the Milwaukee area.
Joining Erpenbach and Chris Taylor on the statewide tour will be community advocates affected by Wisconsin’s limit on the medical use of marijuana.
Currently, 29 states, including Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan, have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.