For Republican Representative John Macco, the push to legalize marijuana is personal.
“I think Sen. Fitgerald was a little bit quick in his critique and I would have liked him to have a little bit more open-mindedness,” expressed Macco.
Macco said his wife has been traveling to Mexico for alternative health options not available in Wisconsin, so he understands what medical marijuana patients experience when they have to look outside Wisconsin for options.
“For us to have access to that is a real blessing, add I’m frustrated because not everyone has that same access and I wish they would,” he said. “I think there needs to be the tools available for all individuals to have the same access to healthcare that we do.”
Macco hopes the medical marijuana legislation is brought up for debate, but at this time no such debate is planned.
For calling out prohibitionist Senator Scott Fitzgerald alone he deserves a good grade, but also because people in his district say he supports marijuana reform. Although Rep. Macco did not officially sponsor any legisaltion on the issues this session, we consider him a supporter of medical marijuana and give him a B+
Holds office State Assembly District 88 in Brown County (Green Bay, De Pere, Bellevue) (MAP)
Position on Marijuana Legalization:Unknown – Click link to send a message to support marijuana legalization.
Position on Marijuana Decriminalization: Unknown – Click link to send a message to support marijuana decriminalization.
Position on Medical Marijuana: March 2020 via Northern Wisconsin NORML Instagram: Rep. Macco commented that he would be part of the drafting team for future medical marijuana legislation. NOTE: As a Republican Incumbent in 2018, he gave similar news statements that he would consider medical marijuana legislation.
Contact John Macco: Email: Rep.Macco@legis.wisconsin.gov
Democrat Dr. Kristin Lyerly is an obstetrician/gynecologist, mother and fierce advocate for women and families who knows we need to move beyond partisan politics to strengthen our communities by building relationships and bridging divides.
I reached out the her campaign for an early view of her stance on marijuana reform and she immediately replied, “It should be legal, no question. That said, as a physician, I also want to be sure that vulnerable populations, especially pregnant women (my area of expertise) have access to the educational materials they need to make healthy choices and avoid marijuana in pregnancy, same as we recommend that they avoid alcohol.”
Dr. Lyerly has completed out 2020 Candidate Questionnaire:
|Please provide a position statement regarding legalizing the medical use of marijuana.
|As a physician I recognize the medical utility of this therapeutic option.
|Please provide a position statement regarding decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana.
|Criminalization of marijuana leads to racial and socioeconomic disparities, burdens our criminal justice system, and simply doesn’t make sense.
|Please provide a position statement regarding automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions.
|America bears the shame of having the highest incarcerated population in the world, largely due to over enforcement of needless and petty laws. I fully support efforts to reduce the impact of the mistakes we have already made.
|Please provide a position statement regarding legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults.
|Beyond the fact that there was never a sound reason to criminalize marijuana initially, there has never been a better time to make the change. When our communities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic we will quickly come to understand the massive government spending that was required. Tax revenue from legalization would be a simple and effective way to fund our governments return to normalcy.
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