She gave an early campaign statement about marijuana reform and completed the 2020 Candidate Survey, along with supporting Assembly Bill 220 as written.
Candidate in race for State Assembly District 26
She has dedicated her life to helping others and has a passion for her community. Mary Lynne served on the School Board and is currently on the Sheboygan City Council.
July public statement: Let’s legalize marijuana now, both for recreational and medicinal use.
The war against cannabis has, for too long, consumed too much of law enforcement and judicial time. Now is the time to legalize marijuana and regulate its use, just like we regulate alcohol consumption.
There are clear reasons to do this. It can provide an important income stream for state and local governments, just like alcohol does. It can provide much needed relief for people suffering from debilitating pain and disability. If legalized, marijuana can be regulated to ensure that products that are sold are safe and consumers know what they are getting.
When marijuana is legalized, we can stop locking people up for using it. The “war on drugs” has led to disproportionate prosecution of people of color and unnecessary incarceration at a rate far higher than in white communities. This costs taxpayers money we shouldn’t have to spend. More importantly, convictions for using marijuana haunt people for life, creating a criminal record that makes it hard to get work or a place to live.
The time is now. We need to get this done.
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Sheboygan, WI 53081