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F Chuck Wichgers (R - WI) JAIL TIME FOR POSSESSION NO MEDICAL USE

Medical sales offering conservative options for pain management was a former career before being elected in 2016, but Rep. Wichgers from Muskego offers no hope or signs of relief to the sick, dying and disabled of Wisconsin that could benefit from medical marijuana.  Early in the beginning of the 2019 session, Rep. Wichgers made a hard stance against marijuana reform.

During 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 failed to co-sponsor.

March 2020 Republicans circulated a decriminalization bill for co-sponsorship which he did not support.

Holds office State Assembly District 83

Candidate in race for State Assembly District 83

Biography
  • Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 4, 1965; married to wife Michelle (Hocking) Wichgers from Big Bend, Wisconsin; 8 children.
  • Graduate Muskego High School, 1983; Waukesha County Technical College, 1984–1985.
  • Medical sales offering conservative options for pain management. Coach for softball, basketball, football. Volunteer, along with wife and children, assisting nursing home residents to get to weekly religious services. Education curriculum watchdog. Former occupations in sales and marketing, and in entrepreneurship and management.
  • Member: Various pro-life groups across Wisconsin; church committees and organizations.
  • Former Member: Muskego Hoops Booster Club (cofounder); Moose Club; Preserve Muskego (president); Janesville Road Reconstruction Advisory Committee.
  • City of Muskego alderman, 1999–2002; Waukesha County supervisor, 1999–2002.
  • Elected to Assembly 2016.
Position on Marijuana Legalization

March 2019 Opposed

Based on experiences in other states, I remain 100% opposed to decriminalizing recreational marijuana.

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

March 2019 Opposed

Based on experiences in other states, I remain 100% opposed to decriminalizing recreational marijuana.

Position on Medical Marijuana

March 2019 With regard to medicinal marijuana, I believe it is premature to consider legalization before its efficacy is confirmed scientifically. Only then, and with the assurance that it would be regulated as a Schedule II drug, would I support legalization.

Contact Chuck Wichgers

Email: Rep.Wichgers@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/legislators/assembly/1877

Phone: 608-266-3363

Address

State Capitol, Room 306 North Post Office Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708

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