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Chris Kapsner (D) to challenge Rob Summerfield (R)

Rep. Rob Summerfield Marijuana Record
Rep. Rob Summerfield Marijuana Record

Wisconsin’s 67th Assembly District encompasses parts of Chippewa and Dunn County. (map)

We know about Rep. Summerfield and his stance on marijuana reform from past sessions.  After being elected in 2016, he took an early lead on hinting that he would support marijuana reform in the future and this young man from Bloomer has sponsored the Republican bill to create a medical marijuana program and he also is a member of the committee in which the medical marijuana bills are stuck and have not been scheduled for a public hearing.

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

Rep. Summerfield received a B- grade from NORML during the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Position on Marijuana Legalization: 2016 He favors waiting “another year to see how Colorado and Washington (states that have decriminalized personal use of marijuana) are doing. I don’t see that Wisconsin has to be the guinea pig.”

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization: 2016 = Summerfield said the jury is still out on whether Wisconsin should decriminalize the personal use of marijuana.

Position on Medical Marijuana: Supports and Sponsored Legislation 2019 Assembly Bill 750 Creation of a Medical Marijuana Program: 

Contact Rob Summerfield

Email: Rep.Summerfield@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/67/summerfield

Phone: 608-266-1194

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Chris Kapsner is a leading member of a group of doctors who provide emergency services to hospitals in Western Wisconsin, Minnesota and Minneapolis and St. Paul.  The organization serves numerous hospitals and employs hundreds in the region. Chris works as a medical director for a major hospital.

His campaign has addressed marijuana reform and added “Our campaign is about giving people the tools to live their best future. Government should be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

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.
As an ER physician, I see the ravages of alcohol, meth, heroine, narcotics. Marijuana doesn’t make the list. Let’s work together to make common sense policy that doesn’t create problems and waste taxpayer money.
Do you support or oppose decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana.
See above
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.
We need to focus on helping people not harming people’s lives.
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.
Several states have done it. Let’s learn from them and do this in a rational manner.

You can always learn more about his campaign on Facebook at Kapsner for Wisconsin and visit his website at https://wisconsinneedsadoctor.com/

General Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020.

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Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information
Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information

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