Thursday, January 19, 2012

Legislation Introduced to Legalize Marijuana for “Medical Necessity” in WI

Assembly Bill 475 & Senate Bill 371 have been introduced to legalize marijuana use in the state of Wisconsin for “medical necessity”.  The legislation will allow certain “qualifying patients” or give a medical defense if he or she “acquires, possesses, cultivates, transports, or uses marijuana to alleviate the symptoms or effects of his or her debilitating medical condition or treatment”.  The legislation also “prohibits the arrest or prosecution of or the imposition of any penalty on a physician who provides a written certification to a person in good faith.”

This legislation has been introduced by the following:  Senators Erpenbach & Taylor and Representatives Pocan, Berceau, Bewley, E. Coggs, Danou, Grigsby, Kessler, Pasch, Pope-Roberts, Roys, C. Taylor, Toles and Zepnick.

You can read the legislation and share your views:
AB-475  has been sent to the Assembly Committee on Health.  You may contact the members of the Assembly Committee here .

SB-371  has been sent to the Senate Committee on Health.  You may contact the members of the Senate Committee here .

You may also contact your Wisconsin legislators at 1-800-362-9472.