Decriminalization bill just introduced

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On October 30th, 2019, Reps. David Crowley (D) and Shelia Stubbs (D) introduced legislation to decriminalize minor marijuana possession.

Send a message to your lawmakers now in support of decriminalization

Under current law, possession of any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor that carries up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The pending measure eliminates the penalty for the possession of up to 28 grams (about 1 ounce) of marijuana.

This bill is long overdue, but it still faces opposition from some legislative leaders.

If we sit quietly, powerful leaders like Assembly Speaker Vos and Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald will kill this bill. We must use our voices to speak up and demand that minor marijuana possession offenders, many of them young people, should not be saddled with a criminal record and the lifelong penalties and stigma associated with it.

Tell your lawmakers to back decriminalization of minor marijuana possession

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Jay Selthofner, Founder and current Treasurer of Northern Wisconsin NORML, is a motivated citizen activist in Wisconsin. In the past he has also served as Executive Director of the chapter, and in 2010, he brought awareness to Wisconsin with his run for Wisconsin State Assembly on a platform of full legalization of Cannabis and Hemp for Medical, Industrial, and Recreational purposes. Through networking, communication and hard work he believes the reform of marijuana laws will progress quickly and we will be one step closer to global peace. Visit his website at

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