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Press Conference Schedule for LRB-0188, Legalizing Marijuana in Wisconsin

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Rep. Sargent to reintroduce marijuana legalization bill in Wisconsin (MADISON)

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Assembly Rep. Sargent

On Monday, April 13th, Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) will be officially introducing LRB-0188, which would legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.

Throughout the nation, marijuana legalization is gaining momentum.  Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Right here in Wisconsin, a bill was signed into law last year that legalized the use of cannabidiol for medical purposes, recognizing its healing benefits.

With an ever-expanding prison population, the worst racial disparities in the nation, and a black market that puts marijuana users in contact with hardened criminals; it is becoming increasingly clear that the most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it is illegal.

Representative Sargent will be joined by Joe Erato, the president of the Wisconsin Cannabis Project.

 

 

What: Press Conference announcing legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational and medicinal use.
When: Monday April 13, 2015, 10:30a.m.
Where: State Capitol, Assembly Parlor
Who: – State Representative Melissa Sargent
Joe Erato – Wisconsin Cannabis Project

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