Republican Assembly Rep. Jagler has been “swayed” to support medical marijuana and now sits on the committee for 2019-20 that medical marijuana bills. As a Republican he did not officially co-sponsor any medical marijuana legislation, but he did express the need for a public hearing on adult use / recreational marijuana and with a little work he could easily be an A+ legislator on medical marijuana and lead the conversation on cannabis reform within the Republican Party.
Holds office State Assembly District 37 (MAP)
Position on Marijuana Legalization:
While he said there is a case to be made for medical marijuana, Jagler does not support full legalization of it. He said he believes it is a gateway drug. Silbernagel took issue with that, explaining that there was no scientific research that backed up that notion.
Position on Marijuana Decriminalization: Unknown
Position on Medical Marijuana:
Sponsored Legislation: None. Rep. Jagler is a member on the Assembly Committee on State Affairs that handled medical marijuana legislation for the 2019-2020 session. The bill never received a public hearing.
Contact John Jagler at Email: Rep.Jagler@legis.wisconsin.gov Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/jagler/Pages/default.aspx Phone: 608-266-9650
Independent: Stephen W. Ratzlaff, Jr from DeForest. We could not find his contact information/campaign website, only a personal Facebook page and one news article about his announcement of running.
I spoke to the Democratic candidate Abigail Lowery who provided an early statement to the voters regarding her stance marijuana reform:
“I strongly believe in personal freedom with reasonable regulations as needed. Thus, I support regulating marijuana in the same way we regulate alcohol. Transitioning to this approach with marijuana would have many positive effects on social justice, criminal justice, and the economy.”
Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020.
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