Two politicians from the Badger State are taking their legislative efforts to legalize medical marijuana on a statewide tour.
Wisconsin State Representative Chris Taylor and State Senator Jon Erpenbach are frustrated with the political quagmire that has hindered their legislative efforts to advance medical marijuana for the benefit of their constituents.
The medical marijuana companion bills authored by Rep. Taylor and Sen. Erpenbach are intended to protect their constituents from unjust prosecution, according to the Wisconsin Gazette.
“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.”
Currently, in the state of Wisconsin, marijuana is considered a Schedule 1 hallucinogenic under the state’s Uniform Controlled Substance Act. As such, a first offense is considered a misdemeanor infraction that’s punishable by a fine of no more than $1,000 and/or incarceration for up to 3.5 years.
While Wisconsin’s legislative…