Rep John Spiros (R-Marshfield) representing Wisconsin’s 86th Assembly District and Chair of the 2019 Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety which is holding up the Legalize Opportunity – Legalize Marijuana Bill (AB 220). In an interview before being re-elected in 2018, he seemed to think CBD Oil was the miracle cure and medical marijuana was not needed, while dismissing the opportunity marijuana reform presents.
Early in 2019 he also seemed to know his Republican colleagues were working on their caucus to put a medical marijuana bill together. Spring of 2019 GOP Survey shows 68% support for medical marijuana reform. In December 2019, the Assembly Republicans prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 750) which he did not co-sponsor. He Failed!
Holds office State Assembly District 86
- Born Akron, Ohio, July 28, 1961; married; 5 children (1 son-in-law), 4 grandchildren.
- Graduate Marietta High School (Marietta, Ohio), 1979; A.A.S. in Criminal Justice, MTCC (Omaha, Nebraska), 1985.
- Vice president, safety and claims management for a transportation company in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1979–85, SAC “Elite” guard.
- Member: Trucking Industry Defense Association (board president 2015–17; executive committee 2013–18); Wisconsin Farm Bureau; Marshfield Elks Club.
- City of Marshfield alderman, 2005–13.
- Elected to Assembly since 2012.
Member of Transportation Projects Commission
Oct 2018 However, I am reticent to legalize recreational marijuana until law enforcement has way to calculate how “high” someone is to determine their level of impairment, much like we do with alcohol. Additionally, new research has shown that not only is recreational marijuana not the economic boost originally projected, but incidents involving car crashes are higher in states where marijuana is legalized, not to mention car insurance rates are higher. So I am waiting to see how this plays out before voting to legalize it in our state.
Voters in Marathon County will be asked to weigh in on medical marijuana in this election. What are your views on medical marijuana? What about recreational marijuana?
This session, the legislature legalized the possession of CBD oil, which can be an alternative to medical marijuana. This allows families who have exhausted all options another treatment alternative. This oil has shown promise in treating seizure disorders, especially among young children.
2019 Spring GOP Survey by Rep. Spiros = 68% supported medical marijuana reform
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