Wisconsin lawmakers have started a discussion around medical marijuana legalization, but another plan from Governor Tony Evers (D) may hinder the progress around it.
According to state assembly speaker Robin Vos (R), Evers' plan to present a state budget that legalizes cannabis for recreational purposes could lead to Republicans denying their support for medical marijuana, reported Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Last week, Wisconsin Senate Majority leader Devin LeMahieu told the outlet he believes legislation to legalize medical marijuana (MMJ) in the state could pass the next legislative session if the proper rules are in place.
"Our caucus is getting pretty close on medical marijuana. A lot of our members, who are maybe at a point where they can vote for it now, they just want to make sure it's regulated well," said LeMahieu, who until recently had opposed the idea. "We don't want people going in because their back hurts and getting medical marijuana. It needs to be cancer pain, you know — prescribed."
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