Republican assembly representative from Waukesha has not co-sponsored any legislation on marijuana reform since elected in 2014. He did call for more "research" and took the time to circulate a letter among his co-workers, so that counts for the + in the D.
During 2019, the Assembly Republicans prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 750). Despite 77% support for 2018 City of Waukesha Medcial Marijuana Advisory Referendum he failed to co-sponsor a bill crafted by the Republican Caucus.
In March 2020 Republicans circulated a decriminalization bill for co-sponsorship which he failed to co-sponsor.
Holds office State Assembly District 97
- Born Racine, Wisconsin, December 18, 1965; married; 2 children.
- Graduate Kettle Moraine High School, 1984; attended University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1989; Master of Public Administration and Master of Planning, University of Southern California, 1992.
- Sales and leadership speaker, trainer, and coach. Co-owner of a printing and promotional products business. Former Realtor sales director, home builder, and risk management analyst. Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1984–90.
- Member: Republican Party of Waukesha County; Spring Creek Church; Carroll University President’s Advisory Committee; La Casa de Esperanza Advisory Board.
- Former member: Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (former board member); Wisconsin Realtors Association; National Association of Realtors; Waukesha Civic Theatre (president).
- Waukesha County Community Development Block Grant Board, 2010–14. Alderman, City of Waukesha, 1998–2001.
- Elected to Assembly since 2014.
August 2019: We should point out that Rep. Allen is opposed to legalizing recreational marijuana, but believes there might be some room for expanded research into the use of cannabis for medical purposes. “For decades, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been the agency which oversees scientific processes into the safety and efficacy of medicines,” said Rep. Allen. “Now policymakers are being asked to preempt that process and legalize a drug for medicinal or recreational use. We need more information. The FDA and federal law enforcement can serve as conduits in gathering relevant data. Congress needs to take action to expedite relevant research.”
August 2019 Representative Scott Allen (R-Waukesha) began circulating a letter to colleagues in the Wisconsin state legislature asking federal officials to streamline medical research and collect data surrounding cannabis and marijuana
2018 City of Waukesha Referendum Results:
“Should cannabis be legalized in Wisconsin for medicinal purposes, and regulated in the same manner as other prescription drugs?”
- 77% YES
- 23% NO
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