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Alan DeYoung (D) to challenge Chuck Wichgers (R)

Wisconsin Assembly District 83 is down in Racine, Walworth, Waukesha Counties, but primarily is the city of Muskego, down to the Village of Waterford/Rochester area over to East Troy. (Map)

Rep. Chuck Wichgers Position on marijuana
Rep. Chuck Wichgers Position on marijuana

Medical sales offering conservative options for pain management was a former career before being elected in 2016, but Republican Wichgers from Muskego offers no hope or signs of relief to the sick, dying and disabled of Wisconsin that could benefit from medical marijuana.  Early in the beginning of the 2019 session, Rep. Wichgers made a hard stance against marijuana reform.

During 2019, the Assembly Republicans prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 750) which he failed to co-sponsor.

March 2020 Republicans circulated a decriminalization bill for co-sponsorship which he did not support.

Holds office State Assembly District 83

Position on Marijuana Legalization: March 2019 Opposed

Based on experiences in other states, I remain 100% opposed to decriminalizing recreational marijuana.

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization: March 2019 Opposed

Based on experiences in other states, I remain 100% opposed to decriminalizing recreational marijuana.

Position on Medical Marijuana: March 2019 With regard to medicinal marijuana, I believe it is premature to consider legalization before its efficacy is confirmed scientifically. Only then, and with the assurance that it would be regulated as a Schedule II drug, would I support legalization.

Contact Rep Chuck Wichgers: Email: Rep.Wichgers@legis.wisconsin.gov, Web: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/legislators/assembly/1877, Phone: 608-266-3363

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A supporter in this area brought the campaign of Alan DeYoung to our attention. He told us “I support the legislation of marijuana and have been an advocate for it. I believe Wisconsin is far behind the rest of the country.” We reached out to him to complete our 2020 Candidate Questionnaire and here are the questions and answers regarding his position on marijuana reform.

Over three dozen US states and territories, not including Wisconsin, are regulating marijuana for medical and/or adult-use, despite marijuana’s federal illegality. Ending federal prohibition would alleviate the tension between these states and the US government and allow states to set their own policies free from federal interference. Do you support or oppose ending the federal prohibition of marijuana?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding legalizing the medical use of marijuana.
I believe that marijuana is a great alternative to symptom and pain management. Not only is the cost much less than other treatments, but it can help with the opioid epidemic that has only become worse since COVID-19.
Do you support or oppose decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana.
I believe we should absolutely decriminalize the simple possession of marijuana. Wisconsin is far behind with the times compared to the rest of the country. There are many who would benefit from better symptom management from the use of marijuana compared to other modalities of treatment.
The prohibition of marijuana allows for the disproportionate criminalization of black and brown Wisconsinites, despite similar rates of consumption across all races and ethnicities. The impacts of marijuana criminalization are far reaching and include long-lasting collateral consequences well beyond the criminal charge. Do you support the automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions?
Yes
Please provide a position statement regarding automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions.
It would greatly help our prison systems, reduce our tax dollars spent on incarcerations, and provide a second chance for many individuals who were caught with simple possession of marijuana, not related to any violent crimes.
Legalizing the responsible adult-use of marijuana provides states the opportunity to take marijuana off the street corner and place it behind an age-verified counter to better provide for consumer and public safety and prevent youth access. Taxing and regulating the adult-use of marijuana also provides economic stimulus through job creation and tax revenue. Do you support or oppose legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults.
I believe that this is a no-brainer position and opportunity for Wisconsin to finally jump on. Due to COVID-19, state economies are and will be struck with decreased revenues and reduced job opportunities. This is one of many initiatives that the state could approve to help our economy get back on track.

Visit his Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/DeYoungforWisconsin/

and Website: https://www.deyoungforwisconsin.com/

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Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information
Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information

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