Senate District 28 Candidates Position on Marijuana Reform
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Senate District 28 Candidates Position on Marijuana Reform

UPDATE: Julian Bradley won the August Republican Primary

The 28th District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in South-eastern Wisconsin, and is currently composed of parts of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth counties

Senate District 28 will see a new face as Republican Incumbent Dave Craig is not seeking re-election. That leaves five (5) Republicans to battle it out in the primary election August 11, 2020. Differences on key voting issues often separates candidates and when it comes to a primary, the margins are slim. Which Republican candidate will try to capture the conservative cannabis vote?

On the position of marijuana reform, we have to thank Wi Eye for the candidate interviews and “marijuana” question. It is nice to hear their views in their voices and watch their mannerisms.

Primary Election August 11, 2020

 Republican Party Candidates

On July 30, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Julian Bradley (R-Franklin) who is running for the 28th Senate District in the upcoming partisan primary election.

Bradley comes out against recreational marijuana, but understands people turn to marijuana for medicinal purposes, his concern is he wants to insure it goes through the same process that any drug would before it is legalized for medicinal purposes and sent out to people. Not in favor of over regulatory situation, but before people are taking a drug prescribed to them that drug has cleared all hurdles.

OR

On July 22, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Marina Croft (R-Franklin) who is running for the 28th Senate District in the upcoming partisan primary election.

Marina Croft stated she is not opposed to legalizing medical or recreational and her concern is “Mandatory Reporting/Recording” and could be back door gun control.

OR

On July 22, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Steven Bobowski (R-Franklin) who is running for the 28th Senate District in the upcoming partisan primary election.

Steven Bobowski shares a personal story about a high school friend who got injured and used marijuana to kill the pain, Bobowski reflects on that experience that “recreational” marijuana has huge effects and it is not a good thing for people. Then Bobowski shares a story from later in his life about medical marijuana, and his friend who got cancer and the doctor recommended medical cannabis. Guess what, it worked, he regained his strength and beat cancer and that is why he thinks medical marijuana is ‘worth looking at’.

OR

On July 23, 2020,WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Dan Griffin (R-Greendale) who is running for the 28th Senate District in the upcoming partisan primary election.

Dan Griffin was not asked the marijuana question by the interviewer or choose to not answer it, either way, we do not know about his stance on marijuana reform based of this interview.

OR

On July 20, 2020, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mary Spicuzza interviewed James Engstrand (R-Milwaukee) who is running for the 28th Senate District in the upcoming partisan primary election.

James Engstrand says he does not support legalization and he goes onto to state to talk about coffee and the addictive nature of caffeine and then leads into and says “marijuana is a gateway drug” and has no problem doing research on the stuff that may have a cure factor, but his understanding is other options currently available meet and exceed medical marijuana, but adds if you talking about the ointments and oils, he is ok with that, but adds he does not believe medical marijuana side is something we should do. He then closes out by saying Colorado did not meet tax revenues and the costs out weighed those tax revenues.

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Adam Murphy (D) Marijuana Record
Adam Murphy (D) Marijuana Record

The winner of the above primary will face Democrat candidate Adam Murphy (Facebook Page)(Website) in the general election.

Adam Murphy addressed marijuana reform in a video on his campaign facebook page which we have archived below. He did a great job explaining his views of marijuana reform with facts and education.

Adam Murphy also completed the 2020 Candidate Survey and received an A+ rating from NORML.

General Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020.

Learn more about how to register to vote at https://norml.org/act/register-to-vote or MyVote.wi.gov

Learn more about requesting an absentee ballot / voting by mail at MyVote.Wi.Gov

Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information
Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information