Urge Your Elected Officials to Support AB 475 / SB 371, The 2011-2012 Wisconsin Medicinal Cannabis Act!
Legislation that seeks to legalize the physician-supervised use of medical cannabis has been reintroduced into both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature.
Assembly Bill 475 and Senate Bill 371 would amend state law to "authorize an individual to use marijuana for medical purposes as directed by a physician." The proposed legislation would allow for authorized patients to obtain their marijuana from state-licensed distribution centers. Qualified patients would also be permitted under the law to possess up to 12 plants and three ounces of usable marijuana.
AB 475 has been referred to the House Committee on Health. SB 371 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health. Neither bill has been scheduled for a hearing.
Sixteen states -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington -- in addition to the District of Columbia have enacted laws protecting medical marijuana patients from state prosecution. There is no legitimate reason why Wisconsin patients should not enjoy these same legal protections.
Please urge your member of the House and Senate to support this legislation by visiting NORML's Take Action Center here:
Rep. Jeff Stone Chair (R-Greenfield) Rep.Stone@legis.wisconsin.gov or
Rep. Erik Severson Vice Chair (R-Star Prairie) Rep.Severson@legis.wi.gov or
Rep. Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah) Rep.Kaufert@legis.wisconsin.gov or
Rep. Karl Van Roy (R-Green Bay) Rep.VanRoy@legis.wisconsin.gov or
Rep. Pat Strachota (R-West Bend) Rep.Strachota@legis.wisconsin.gov or
Rep. Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca) Rep.Petersen@legis.wisconsin.gov or
Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh) Rep.Litjens@legis.wi.gov or
Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) Rep.Richards@legis.wisconsin.gov or
(888) 534-0019 (Co-Sponsor!) Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) Rep.Pasch@legis.wisconsin.gov or
Rep. Donna Seidel (D-Wausau) Rep.Seidel@legis.wisconsin.gov or
(888) 534-0085 (Co-Sponsor!) Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) Rep.Taylor@legis.wisconsin.gov or
It is time for us to put pressure on Sen. Leah Vukmir and the Senate Health Committee.