State Representative Chris Taylor and Senator Jon Erpenbach have announced that they’re working on legislation to legalize medical cannabis, which they plan to have filed in the upcoming fall legislative session.
Under the soon-to-be-filed legislation, authorized patients would be allowed to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis, and cultivate up to 10 plants. State-licensed “compassionate care centers” would be authorized to distribute cannabis to patients.
The legislation, although far from being one of the strictest in the nation, was designed with tight controls in order to gain support from those who may be weary of the idea; “It would be fairly tightly controlled,” said Representative Taylor, “Given that, I would hope some Republicans would support this.”
The measure would be the first medical cannabis legalization proposal to be filed in Wisconsin since 2009.