Of course we all know everything marijuana reform related in the budget was killed, gutted and left on the battle field, much like medical marijuana patients in Wisconsin. Assembly Rep John Nygren and Senator Darling took credit for that in an April 2019 interview. Even before this session, Nygren has been a vocal opponent of marijuana reform.
But wait, what is this that comes along … a 2019 GOP Spring Survey sponsored by the GOP Assembly Representatives including John Nygren. In the spring of 2019 after overwhelming support in the Wisconsin public marijuana referendums the previous fall, many of the Assembly GOP members held a spring survey which was posted online and sent in the email to people on their mailing list. The results of Assembly Representative Republican John Nygren (Marinette) spring survey are not surprising as 70.76% of his district supported medical marijuana. Wisconsin’s 89th Assembly District encompasses areas of Marinette, Oconto, Peshtigo, Pound, Coleman, Suamico, Howard, Abrams, Sobieski and the surrounding areas
Even though the question was poised in a slanted tone, medical marijuana still prevailed as more popular than elected officials. Here was the question poised to voters in his district by the GOP Assembly Spring Survey and the results his office sent me:
In our 2019 Spring Budget Survey we posed the following question:
Legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes has been proposed. Law enforcement, educators and the medical community oppose legalization. Which best describes your views on marijuana legalization?
The following are the number of responses that we received for each of the answers made available:
A) I do not support any legalization of marijuana use – 178
B) I support full decriminalization of marijuana for recreational or medical use – 197
C) I support limited medical legalization only – 234
I hope this information answers your question.
Cali Keller, Office of Representative John Nygren 89th Assembly District (608)-266-2343.
Watch this office continue to hint at medical marijuana reform as the 2020 vote comes near, all Republicans will. Saying medical marijuana is a vote collector to the Republicans now. What we need from these people is more than lip service. For decades Republicans have stalled out marijuana reform. We want JOBS, we want tax revenue, we want new industry, we want less government in our lives, we want marijuana reform, but Wisconsin needs it.