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Aaron Wojciechowski (D) vs Dan Feyen (R) for Senate District 18

Senator Dan Feyen Marijuana Record
Senator Dan Feyen Marijuana Record

As Assistant Majority Leader in the 2019-20 Assembly, Feyen gave early signs of hope to medical marijuana patients in Wisconsin during a April 2019 interview saying “he’s open to the idea“. 

During 2019, the Assembly Republicans prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Senate Bill 683) which he failed to co-sponsor.  The support of Senator Feyen on this legislation would have been critical in the Senate.

Feyen also failed to even address decriminalization bills for the last 2 sessions….and did not blink at the bi-partisan AB 1004 (2019-Decriminalization) nor the bi-partisan 2017 bill to decriminalize 10 grams of cannabis.

On medical cannabis, Feyen is sticking to the “I want to speak with doctors and law enforcement on the issue“.

Incumbent Senator Dan Feyen received a Failing Grade in the NORML Smoke the Vote Legislator Scorecard​.

Holds office State Senate District 18.

Position on Marijuana Legalization: April 2019: Feyen says he doesn’t support legalizing recreational marijuana, after hearing from police chiefs and sheriff’s departments.

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization: Unknown – Click link to send a message to support marijuana decriminalization.

Position on Medical Marijuana: April 2019: A statewide poll shows overwhelming support for legalizing medical marijuana, and a Republican from northeast Wisconsin says he’s open to the idea. Sen. Dan Feyen of Fond du Lac says he’d need to hear what doctors think, along with the FDA. He’s also concerned that the federal government still classifies marijuana, on the same level as cocaine and heroin.

Contact Dan Feyen Email: Sen.Feyen@legis.wi.gov, Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/18/feyen, Phone: 608-266-5300

The 18th District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in central Wisconsin, and is currently composed of parts of Fond du Lac, Dodge, and Winnebago counties. The district is located along the shore of Lake Winnebago

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Aaron Wojciechowski, the youngest member on the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors and one of the youngest elected officials in Wisconsin. He was elected in April 2016 and re-elected in 2018. He is one of two people of color, and the only openly gay member on the County Board.

When it comes to cannabis reform Aaron has been one of the most vocal advocates for change at the local, state and federal level. His platform of course includes cannabis reform, but his understanding of the issue assures the voice of marijuana reform will not die as his website states his stance loud and proud:

End The Era Of Cannabis Prohibition

Responsible adults (21+) should have the freedom to use marijuana without having their life ruined. It’s time we stop using prosecution and law enforcement resources to incarcerate people for cannabis use. The impact of cannabis in Wisconsin would be tremendous. It would lead to increased revenue, more jobs in Wisconsin’s economy, and help address racial disparities and discrimination in our criminal justice system. As a County Board Supervisor, I authored a resolution that would’ve put a cannabis referendum question on the ballot. It’s time we act before Wisconsin is surrounded by legal states and misses out on this great opportunity.

How we overcome this:

  • Decriminalize and legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use. 59% of Wisconsinites think cannabis should be “fully legalized and regulated like alcohol.” It’s not just great for the economy, it also has medical, environmental, social, and criminal justice benefits as well. If politicians in Madison truly care about personal liberty and freedom, they should walk the walk on cannabis reform.
  • Truly decriminalize cannabis. I would work to have pardons issued for all non-violent related convictions for cannabis use/possession. Having that on your record can ruin your future and prevent any attempts of being successful. That includes obtaining housing, employment, and education. We will correct this by expunging these non-violent convictions and give Wisconsinites a second chance.
  • Health, safety, and education. Just because you can’t overdose on marijuana doesn’t mean it’s completely without risks and consequences. As a state, we must ensure top notch safety and health regulations, ensure those under 21 can’t obtain marijuana products, and educate not only the youth in our schools, but parents and businesses as well.
  • Tax and use to fund programs and affected communities. The war on drugs has decimated families and communities of color. It’s time we correct those mistakes and invest in the communities most affected by discrimination and racial prosecution. We will also use revenue from the cannabis tax to fund other necessary programs such as drug and opioid addiction services, mental health programs, education, and so much more.
  • Dispensaries by Wisconsin for Wisconsin. We must ensure that we’re supporting small businesses in Wisconsin first. That means ensuring that those who want to start a dispensary have the resources and support to do so. This includes farmers looking to grow hemp and cannabis. 

Find out more about his campaign on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wojoforwi/ and visit his website to learn more https://wojoforwi.com/

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Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information
Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information

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