Reform in Wisconsin: why Rep. Melissa Sargent is fighting for more than just medical marijuana

With the Midterm-election of pro-cannabis lawmaker Gov. Tony Evers, the state of Wisconsin has been rumored to be one of the next states in-line to legalize medical marijuana.

But the recently elected Governor has been quiet when speaking on a potential adult-use bill, often shifting the focus back to what a medical market may look like. While his budget proposal did include a plan for decriminalization, it failed to address outright legalization.

Some representatives, like Madison-district Rep. Melissa Sargent, are working to pass progressive legislation that would detail an adult-use market while potentially including expungement, and social equity programs.

We recently had the opportunity to discuss Rep. Sargent’s plans & what to expect on the legalization front in 2019 in our podcast series, the Vault.

Listen to our full conversation below:

 

John Kuster

As Social Media Coordinator, John oversees all things related to getting Revolution Enterprises' unique message out. An Iowa native, John joined the Revolution team to help educate, and inform the public on cannabis and all it has to offer. Prior to joining Revolution, John helped multiple companies grow and expand their reach, ranging from the tech industry to the world of international football. He is thrilled to be working in a rapidly expanding market, and is proud to represent Illinois patients and cannabis advocates across the globe.