Wisconsin GOP Lawmaker to Host 4/20 Hearing on 2023 Medical Cannabis Legalization

Wisconsin GOP Lawmaker to Host 4/20 Hearing on 2023 Medical Cannabis Legalization
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<![CDATA[As one Wisconsin state lawmaker plans to host a public hearing April 20 on a medical cannabis bill she authored, another lawmaker is warning legalization advocates not to get their hopes up. Sen. Mary Felzkowski, R-Tomahawk, announced April 11 that Wisconsinites who have an interest in medical cannabis legalization will be able to share their views on legislation she sponsors during a committee hearing later this month, WisPolitics.com reported. Felzkowski’s bill, also sponsored by Rep. Patrick Snyder, R-Schofield, intends to legalize and create the framework for medical cannabis use by those in the state who have any of eight qualifying conditions: amyotrophic later sclerosis, cancer, Crohn’s disease, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and seizure disorders. In addition, other qualifying conditions could be added by unanimous approval of a Medical Marijuana Regulation Commission, housed under the Department of Revenue, created under the bill. RELATED: Wisconsin Lawmakers Reintroduce Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill “I am excited for the opportunity to facilitate this discussion,” Felzkowski said in press release Monday, announcing the April 20 public hearing to be held by the Insurance, Licensing and Forestry Committee, which she chairs. “I want to encourage every Wisconsinite who has an interest in this to come engage in the process, share your perspective, and learn about the bill,” she said. “Whether you think the bill goes too far, or not far enough, what’s important is that we all come together to have an open, honest and respectful discussion about moving this idea forward.” But one of Felzkowski’s colleagues, Sen. Melissa Agard, D-Madison, views the upcoming hearing as a “cynical political ploy” that gives people false hope because Wisconsin’s 2021-2022 Legislature adjourned last month. The Minority Caucus vice chair, Agard is a chief proponent of full legalization who reintroduced an adult-use bill in January. “Despite having…

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