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F Devin LeMahieu (R - WI) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Senator LeMahieu failed, it is just that simple.  F

Out of the 25 attendees in a 2017 listening session, nine people voiced their support of legalizing medical marijuana in the state. Many cited mental health issues they believed would be better treated with cannabis oil than with pharmaceuticals.    “There is a lot of interest on both sides of the issue,” LeMahieu said. “… It is great to have these listening sessions and hear people’s opinions.

His office has continued to ignore the issue and has chosen to remain uneducated while sticking to prohibition as the ideal model set forth by the federal government.

With 1 out of every 722 people in Sheboygan County being arrested for marijuana, you would think decriminalization of marijuana would be something this Senator would be willing to consider...........

 

Holds office State Senate District 9

Biography
  • Born Sheboygan, Wisconsin, August 8, 1972; single.
  • Graduate Sheboygan County Christian High School, 1991; B.A. in Business Administration and Political Science, Dordt College (Sioux Center, Iowa), 1995.
  • Publisher/owner, Lakeshore Weekly.
  • Member: Oostburg Chamber of Commerce; Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce; Bethel OPC (deacon); NRA (life member).
  • Recipient: Wisconsin Wildlife Association State Conservation Legislator of the Year, 2015; League of Wisconsin Municipalities Strong Municipal Supporter, 2016; Cemetery and Cremation Association Legislator of the Year, 2016; Wisconsin Counties Association Outstanding Legislator Award, 2016; Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Friend of Family Medicine, 2016; ABC-Wisconsin Building Wisconsin Award, 2018; Wisconsin Grocers Association Friend of Grocers, 2016; Wisconsin Builders Association Friend of Housing, 2016; WMC Working for Wisconsin, 2018; MMAC Champion of Commerce, 2017–18; Wisconsin Coalition for International Adoption Friend of International Adoption, 2016; Friend of Nursing Award, 2018; Reining in Government Award, 2018,
  • Sheboygan County Board supervisor, 2006–15, Human Resources Committee, 2006–15 (chair, 2010–14), Finance Committee, 2012–15, Executive Committee, 2010–12.
  • Elected to Senate since 2014.

Member of Wisconsin Aerospace Authority

Position on Marijuana Legalization

Oppposed - See comments

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Oppposed - See comments

Position on Medical Marijuana

Oppposed - See comments

Comments

Email from Senator regarding SB 750 (Republican attempt to create a medical marijuana program):

The State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (SCAODA) created a Marijuana Ad-Hoc Committee which included public health experts throughout Wisconsin. The Marijuana Ad-Hoc Committee recommended that cannabinoid pharmaceuticals continue to be subject to the same rigorous standards for approval as any other prescription drug, and that they not be available for patients until approved by the FDA.

At the federal level, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug.  Schedule I is the federal government’s most restrictive designation.  At the state level, it is important to not pass laws that conflict with federal law.  Creating a patchwork of laws among the 50 states creates problems with enforcement across state lines.

Contact Devin LeMahieu

Email: Sen.LeMahieu@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/09/LeMahieu

Phone: 608-266-2056

Address

State Capitol, Room 409 South Post Office Box 7882

Madison, WI 53707-7882

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