Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Try Again To Legalize Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana wholesalers would be subject to a 10% state excise tax
A group of Republican lawmakers resurrected a bill Wednesday to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, saying it’s time to at least talk about using the drug as a natural way to help the sick treat their ailments naturally.
Sen. Mary Felzkowski and Rep. Patrick Snyder’s bill would create a new state commission that would regulate medical marijuana. Physicians who earn commission certification would be allowed to prescribe marijuana in liquid or oil form, dissolved in alcohol or in a form applied to the skin. Inhalants would not be allowed. Medical marijuana wholesalers would be subject to a 10% state excise tax.
Thirty-six states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Felzkowski told reporters at a news conference introducing the bill that her doctors prescribed her heavy doses daily of pharmaceutical drug cocktails while she was battling breast cancer and such drugs can debilitating. Wisconsin residents should have the option of trying medicinal marijuana, she said.
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