Tell AG Kaul to Stop Prosecuting Minor Marijuana Possession Cases

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Wisconsin attorney general Josh Kaul is on record supporting medical cannabis, yet his office continues to aggressively pursue prosecution of people in possession of less than an ounce.

In the November election, the people of Wisconsin voted overwhelmingly in support of decriminalizing cannabis and regulating its medical use.

Medical professionals continue to fear prosecution, and could potentially lose their license to practice should they recommend the use of cannabis to their patients.

The Attorney General must protect these professionals and their patients. We are asking Josh Kaul to decline to prosecute medical professionals who recommend cannabis to their patients, and to decline to prosecute cases of cannabis possession of 28 grams and under.

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Here is the wording of the letter if you want to call or email directly!

As a resident of Wisconsin, I am writing to urge you to re-prioritize your office’s resources toward the prosecution of violent criminal offenders and away from non-violent defendants, specifically in cases that involve less than one ounce (28 grams) of marijuana possession.

Currently in Wisconsin, physicians are permitted to recommend the use of medical cannabidiol (CBD) to any patient whom they believe will benefit from its therapeutic use. And, in the most recent November election, the people of Wisconsin voted overwhelmingly in support of decriminalizing cannabis and regulating its medical use.

The citizens of Wisconsin are seeking your direction to act in the wake of the miscarriage of Governor Tony Evers’ budget. Governor Evers included the legalization of medical cannabis as well as cannabis decriminalization in the budget for the fiscal year, and Wisconsin state lawmakers have hindered these objectives.

I request Attorney General Kaul act in a unilateral manner, in support of Governor Evers’ initiatives, by issuing an order to all subsequent District Attorneys stating Wisconsin will no longer prosecute the possession of cannabis in any form involving up to 28 grams. In order to ease the transfer of critical treatments to ill citizens, as well as, halt the racial disparity involved with cannabis enforcement.

Attorneys general in other jurisdictions around the country have engaged in similar actions, such as Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings recently encouraging prosecutors state-wide to no longer pursue criminal charges against those who possess marijuana for personal use.

People with otherwise clean records do not deserve for the rest of their life to be derailed because of a minor, nonviolent marijuana conviction. Please consider re-prioritizing Wisconsin’s resources toward the prosecution of violent criminal offenders and away from non-violent defendants in cases that involve less than one ounce (28 grams) of marijuana possession.

Thank you.

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