Vos wants fall push to legalize medical marijuana

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he wants to work on legalizing medical marijuana this fall.

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget would have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use.

Republicans, however, stripped those provisions along with dozens of other Evers policy proposals from the spending plan.

Vos said Friday Republicans cut Evers’ medical marijuana plan because it was “half-handed” and was really about decriminalization.

But he says he wants to discuss legalizing medical marijuana with his caucus this fall. He says he’s been open to legalizing it for medical use for several years.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has opposed legalizing medical marijuana. He said Friday that a concept like Evers proposed would have a hard time getting GOP Senate support.

Associated Press

Associated Press

TOP STORIES

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
72°
Hayward
70°
Superior
Hibbing
63°
International Falls
61°
Grand Marais
63°
Ironwood
72°
Siren
70°
Solon Springs
68°
Munising
70°
Brainerd
71°
Bemidji
65°
Aitkin
64°
Silver Bay
55°
Cloquet
61°
Cook
64°
Ely
64°
Grand Rapids
Mora
68°
Moose Lake
61°
Orr
63°
Two Harbors
57°
Hinckley
68°
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content