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F Tyler August (R - WI) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

As the right hand man of Robin Vos, Rep. August could have helped moved the bipartisan medical marijuana to a public hearing in the Assembly Committee on State Affairs.  In fact, in January 2019 he seemed open to supporting a push for a public hearing on the issue among the assembly by saying, "It’s a conversation (re medical marijuana) that I’m not opposed to having, but we need to have that separate of the state budget."

During  the following 12 months of 2019, his fellow Assembly Republicans worked on the issue and prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 750) which he failed to co-sponsor.   

Holds office State Assembly District 32

Candidate in race for State Assembly District 32

Biography
  • Born Wisconsin, January 26, 1983; single.
  • Graduate Big Foot High School, 2001; attended University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and University of Wisconsin-Madison (did not graduate from either); completed 2012 Emerging Leader Program at University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
  • Full-time legislator. Former chief of staff to Representative Thomas Lothian.
  • Member: Republican Party of Wisconsin (former board member); Republican Party of First Congressional District (former chair); Republican Party of Walworth County (former chair, vice chair); National Rifle Association.
  • Recipient: American Conservative Union Defender of Liberty 2012; GOPAC Emerging Leader 2012.
  • Elected to Assembly since 2010. Leadership positions: Speaker Pro Tempore 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013.
Position on Marijuana Legalization

May 2018:  Rep. August replied that no matter what the polls say (77 percent are in favor of medical, 61 percent are in favor of recreational), their constituents are not in favor of either.

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

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Position on Medical Marijuana

Jan 2019: Speaker Pro Tem Tyler August of Lake Geneva said Thursday that the medical marijuana debate is such a big issue it should be addressed on its own.

“It’s a conversation that I’m not opposed to having, but we need to have that separate of the state budget,” he said

Comments

2018 Referendum Results from the district area:  https://www.northernwinorml.org/2018/11/07/2018-wisconsin-marijuana-referendum-results/

Kenosha County:

“Should the State of Wisconsin allow individuals with debilitating medical conditions to use and safely access marijuana for medical purposes, if those individuals have a written recommendation from a licensed Wisconsin physician?”

  • 88% YES
  • 12% NO

Racine County:

“Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal use?”

  • 85% YES
  • 15% NO

“Should marijuana be legalized, taxed, and regulated in the same manner as alcohol for adults 21 years of age or older?”

  • 59% YES
  • 41% NO

“Should proceeds from marijuana taxes be used to fund education, health care, and infrastructure?”

  • 81% YES
  • 19% NO
Contact Tyler August

Email: Rep.August@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/32/august

Phone: 608-266-1190

Address

State Capitol, Room 119 West Post Office Box 8952

Madison, WI 53708

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