Politician Info
A+ Christopher Larson (D - WI) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Larson sponsored Adult Use, Grow Your Own/Smoking Medical Marijuana and Decriminalization and that is all we can ask.  Thank you Senator Larson for your continued support, you earned your A+ rating.

Holds office State Senate District 7

Candidate in race for State Senate District 7 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Biography
  • Born Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, November 12, 1980; married; 2 children.
  • Graduate Thomas More High School, 1999; degree in Finance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007.
  • Full-time legislator. Former business manager.
  • Member: American Civil Liberties Union; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association; League of Conservation Voters; Bay View Neighborhood Association; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin; Sierra Club; Humboldt Park Friends; South Side Business Club of Milwaukee; Bay View Historical Society; Arbor Day Foundation; Tri-Wisconsin; Badgerland Striders; Bay View Lions Club; Lake Park Friends; MPTV Friends.
  • Former member: Airport Area Economic Development Group; Young Elected Officials; Coalition to Save the Hoan Bridge (cofounder); WISPIRG (campus intern).
  • Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, 2008–10.
  • Elected : Elected to Senate since 2010. Leadership positions: Minority Leader 2013.

Member of Environmental Education Board and Read to Lead Development Council

Position on Marijuana Legalization
Supports legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana. Link

Comments

"Of the top 10 highest-performing state economies over the past year, 3 of the top 6 have fully legalized marijuana.  6 of the top 10 have medicinal programs. 1 more has decriminalized. It's time for Wisconsin to get on board!" (2/23/22)

"I commend Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Rep. Shelia Stubbs for continuing to spotlight the need for marijuana decriminalization. Every legislative session since 2015, I have introduced bills to decriminalize and legalize marijuana."

“Support for legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana in Wisconsin has grown to be popular for many reasons. Including so sick people can get their medicine, because it is an additional source of revenue, and also to alleviate the burden on our criminal justice system. Our sick neighbors shouldn’t be subject to criminal penalty or jail time for getting medicine they can readily get in other states. Moderate taxation on marijuana sales would help fill budget holes. Decriminalization will reduce arrests of non-violent drug offenders and decrease the population in our over-crowded prisons. It would also ensure we’re not needlessly giving someone a criminal record, making it harder for them for find a job, rent an apartment, and live productive lives.” (10/30/19)

Contact Christopher Larson

Email: Sen.Larson@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/07/Larson

Phone: 608-266-7505

Address

State Capitol, Room 20 South Post Office Box 7882

Madison, WI 53707-7882

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