Sunday, July 7, 2019

Republicans oppose Legalized Recreational and Medical Marijuana...just because!

The permanent gerrymandered Republican majority representing a minority of voters just aren't buying what most Wisconsinites are saying...
The budget GOP legislators approved rejected Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to legalize medical marijuana and decriminalize the possession of small amounts of weed. 
You gotta wonder who it is Republicans are talking too about the evils of marijuana...

59 percent of voters say marijuana use should be legal, while 36 percent say it should not be legal. A substantial majority, 83 percent, say use of marijuana for medical purposes with a doctor’s prescription should be legal, with 12 percent saying it should not be.
It's not like people ever stopped smoking pot! But if there's is even one problem...:
Rep. Robin Vos said the governor's plan "created more problems than they created opportunities,” noting some Republicans see legalizing medicinal use as “a slippery slope toward recreational.” 

Vos dismissed the notion that other Midwestern states’ moves to legalize recreational marijuana would change the calculus in Wisconsin. “I think if all they’ve got to offer people is high taxes, high regulations, lower home values and marijuana, that should not be an economic growth strategy,” he said of Illinois in comments to reporters Friday. 
Again, 59 percent of Wisconsinites polled want pot legalized:
Rep. Samantha Kerkman said Illinois’ actions on recreational marijuana are different than what the state’s northern neighbor would consider. “I don’t think Wisconsin and the Legislature are (on board) with recreational, just in talking to my colleagues,” the Salem Republican said.

Rep. Amy Loudenbeck agreed, writing in an email the medical marijuana bill is “a slippery slope to full statewide recreational legalization which is a bridge too far for me right now.”
Here's the breakdown:
Cannabis legalization, with 59% support overall, had major opposition from Republicans, with only 32% saying it should be legal and 65% saying it should remain illegal. However among those who say they lean Republican, Independents, Democrats and those who lean Democrat all supported legalization from 59-79%. Medical cannabis had strong majority support in every demographic.

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