Wisconsin Closer to Medical Marijuana

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Moves to Legalize Medical Marijuana

On Monday, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced that his budget will include proposals to legalize medical marijuana, as well as decriminalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The governor noted that citizens in 15 counties and two cities in Wisconsin voted by significant margins in non-binding referendums last year to approve medical marijuana.

Under the proposal, a physician or a practitioner under the direction of a physician could recommend the use of medical marijuana to alleviate symptoms related to medical conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, severe nausea and seizures.

The proposal would also decriminalize possession, manufacturing or distribution of marijuana in amounts of 25 grams or less. The plan also would establish an expungement procedure for those convicted of possessing, manufacturing or distributing less than 25 grams of marijuana who have completed their sentence.

Lastly, Evers would also like to get rid of the yearly physician’s certification needed for the use of CBD oil.

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