Rep. Patrick Snyder is a Republican from Schofield. In 2018 marijuana reform was the topic of conversations as the news media gave every candidate the chance to talk about their views of marijuana reform for Wisconsin.
Patrick Snyder was no different and reported Oct 2018 during a candidate interview, Rep. Snyder went on to give the follow statement when asked: Voters in Marathon County will be asked to weigh in on medical marijuana in this election. What are your views on medical marijuana? What about recreational marijuana?
I’m very open to medical marijuana for patients in need. I believe it should be prescribed by a doctor like other medications. I hope the federal government declassifies it to a schedule II drug so that our universities can do medical research to help create FDA-approved drugs.
I am not open to recreational marijuana after talking with the Marathon County Health Department and the AODA about the harmful effects it could have on our community. I’m concerned about the negative impacts, especially on our youth, some prompted by studies I read from Colorado and California which have legalized recreational marijuana.
In the spring of 2019 after overwhelming support in the Wisconsin public marijuana referendums the previous fall (Marathon County had a medical question only with 82% voting yes), many of the Assembly GOP members held a spring survey which was posted online and sent via email to people on their mailing list.
The results of Assembly Representative Patrick Snyder (R-Schofield) spring survey are not surprising, as over 70% of his district supported medical marijuana. His survey results are not posted online. Of 715 voters on his survey, 192 of them voted NO to marijuana reform, 307 voted YES to medical only and 196 voted YES to recreational.
Wisconsin’s 85th Assembly District is entirely in Marathon County including the cities of Wausau, Rothschild, Schofield, Hatley, Elderon. View District Map here: https://maps.legis.wisconsin.gov/?asm=85&single=y
His district survey results are:
26.85 % of respondents do not support any marijuana legalization.
42.93 % of respondents support medical marijuana legalization only.
27.41 % of respondents support all marijuana legalization.
Most recently, WPR welcomes State Representative Katrina Shankland (D), of Stevens Point, and State Representative Pat Snyder (R), of Schofield, for a discussion of upcoming legislative decisions and their impact on local residents. Rep. Snyder has echoed similar verbal statements in the past, and with the mention of Minnesota and pills/oils, home cultivation and smoking flower might be under attack. He commented on Minnesota not pushing recreational after it went medical. He also indicated more legislation is coming from his Republican colleagues. He keeps saying he “definitely supports medical marijuana”. Listen to the statements made here starting at about 12 minutes in: https://www.wpr.org/listen/1557976)
Currently, Rep. Patrick Snyder has not joined fellow Republicans in supporting Assembly Bill 570, publicly known as the medical marijuana only bill. If you are his constituent, please call or email his office and say “I support medical marijuana in the form of patients/caregivers growing and smoking their own marijuana. I urge you to co sponsor Assembly Bill 570 today. I also encourage you to ask the committee members to hold a public hearing on this piece of legislation. Thank you”
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