Assembly District 55 in Neenah (Map) is going to see a new face for the 2019-2020 legislative session, replacing a non supportive and silent on the subject politician.
On the position of marijuana reform, we have to thank Wi Eye for the candidates interviews and “marijuana” question. Board members and field activists have reported back on the campaigns also and confirm what the videos below do also.
One candidate is more open to taxing adult use cannabis then the others, two are supportive of medical and one seems to hate marijuana reform.
Primary Election August 11, 2020
Republican Party Candidates
Rachael Cabral-Guevara (R) Neenah – says is open to any innovative to bring in revenues, other states have legalized adult use and we know the pros and cons, many constituents have contacted her support for adult use. For medial marijuana, she knows patients who have been prescribed marijuana and it benefits them, in a time that we are missing 2 million in revenue is it something to look at possibly. The interviewer went on to ask a question at the end in which I believe the candidate did not understand what he was asking.
Lauri Asbury (R) Neenah – as a parent and wife of physician, we should look and consider medical marijuana, should be in the tool box of doctors and fight opioid addiction. Recreational marijuana very hesitant without talking to doctors and worried about addiction, she would rely on AODA and other legal states. In favor of medical, on hold on recreational.
Editors note: In the GOP Debate Lauri Asbury verbally attacked another candidate for supporting marijuana reform. During that debate not only did Lauri attack a fellow Republican verbally, she did not even mention her own support for medical marijuana as she did in the WI EYE Interview.
Here is the link to GOP Debate mentioned: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=626979698225320 the portion you want to watch starts at 42 minutes into the video
Jay Schroeder (R) Neenah – Against marijuana legalization and does not support medical marijuana, stating there other drugs to help during chemo.
General Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020.
The winner of this primary race will face Democrat Dan Schierl from Neenah in the general election.
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