Local hemp business owner supports recent bill to legalize medical marijuana
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) – Republican lawmakers reintroduce a bill this week to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin.
It’s the latest attempt to update the state’s marijuana laws to join 36 states already offering the treatment.
States that neighbor Wisconsin, like Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota, allow legal access to marijuana either recreationally or medically.
Two GOP lawmakers, state Senator Mary Felzkowski and Representative Patrick Snyder have introduced a bill that would prohibit plants or inhalants, but would allow patients with certain medical conditions to take medical marijuana as a liquid, oil, pill, tincture, or topically with a doctor’s referral. See first report here.
“I think it’s the most open people have been to learning about it in the legislature, than in the last few years,” said Felzkowski, (R- Irma).
Felzkowski, a two-time breast cancer survivor, says the medical marijuana bill she co-authored…