Rep. Brostoff sponsored Adult Use, Grow Your Own/Smoking Medical Marijuana and Decriminalization and that is all we can ask.
Thank you Rep. Brostoff for your continued support, you earned your A+ rating.
Holds office State Assembly District 19
Candidate in race for State Assembly District 19
- Born September 25, 1983; married; one child.
- B.A. in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011.
- Full-time legislator. Former district director for Senator Larson; backup shift supervisor, Pathfinders; program director, SDC Family Support Center; public ally, Americorps; volunteer, Street Beat, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Casa Maria.
- Member: Bay View Neighborhood Association; Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Association; Planned Parenthood; Urban Ecology Center.
- Former member: ACLU-Wisconsin (board member); Tikkun Ha-Ir (board member); Democratic Party of Milwaukee County (board member); America’s Black Holocaust Museum (board member).
- Elected to Assembly since 2014.
1. Do you support a legal, regulated, and taxed market for recreational cannabis, allowing Wisconsin residents over the age of 21 to purchase and possess up to two ounces (or more) of cannabis from regulated dispensaries, as proposed by State Rep. Melissa Sargent’s (D-Madison) AB482?
2. Do you support allowing any Wisconsin resident over the age of 21 to grow up to 6 (or more) cannabis plants at home without a license, as proposed by AB482?
3. Do you support allowing patients suffering from various ailments to purchase and use cannabis as treatment for their ailments if they have a doctor’s recommendation?
4. Do you agree with the qualifying conditions for medical cannabis outlined in Section 42 of AB482 (listed below)?(2) "Debilitating medical condition or treatment" means any of the following:(a) Cancer; glaucoma; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; a positive test for the presence of HIV, antigen or nonantigenic products of HIV, or an antibody to HIV; Crohn's disease; a hepatitis C virus infection; Alzheimer's disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; nail patella syndrome; Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome; post-traumatic stress disorder; or the treatment of these conditions.(b) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment of such a disease or condition that causes cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.(c) Any other medical condition or any other treatment for a medical condition designated as a debilitating medical condition or treatment in rules promulgated by the department of health services under s. 50.81 (2).
5. Answer this question only if you support both recreational and medicinal uses of cannabis. Do you support allowing medical cannabis patients to possess more cannabis than recreational users and to be exempt from the taxes that are imposed on recreational users?
Yes, as long as it’s properly regulated. I wouldn’t want people using it recreationally to pretend it’s a medical necessity in order to get around paying for it.
6. Do you support a permitting system that would enable publicly-accessible establishments to allow legal possessors of cannabis to smoke it in outdoor areas at their establishments? This would address an issue present in other states’ implementations, where many people are legally allowed to purchase and possess cannabis, but have no place to legally consume it.
7. Do you support conviction expungement or pardons for anyone convicted of possession, growing, and/or selling cannabis in Wisconsin?
8. Do you support or would you consider any other cannabis regulatory or legalization scheme for Wisconsin
Scheme? I don’t know what you’d use that sort of term which has very negative implications. Are you saying should it be regulated?? If so sure. Weed should be legal. Period. No need to get fancy.
9. Do you believe that possession of limited amounts of cannabis by a person in his or her own home or in another’s home with the owner’s permission should be legal in the State of Wisconsin?
10. What level of taxes do you think should be imposed on recreational cannabis?
A study commission should be formed to research and come up with best practices for this, but in the absence of that I’d put it inline with alcohol or cigarettes
11. How do you think that tax revenue should be used?
I don’t think it should be a dedicated pool of revenue, it should go into the State’s general fund.
12. Why is cannabis law reform an important issue to you?
Because it’s the right thing to do.
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