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F Shannon Zimmerman (R - WI) MEDICAL USE

Republican Assembly District 30 Rep. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) is not new to talking about marijuana reform this legislative session. He, fellow Republican Rob Stafsholt, R-New Richmond and Democratic Senator Patty Schachtner hashed out marijuana reform in their districts in February of 2019

Of course we all know everything marijuana reform related in the budget was killed, gutted and left on the battle field, much like medical marijuana patients in Wisconsin.

But wait, what is this… a 2019 Spring Survey sponsored by the GOP Assembly Representatives. In the spring of 2019 after overwhelming support in the Wisconsin public marijuana referendums the previous fall, many of the Assembly GOP members held a spring survey which was posted online and sent in the email to people on their mailing list. The results of Assembly Representative Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) spring survey are not surprising as 76.48% of his district supported medical marijuana.

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 co-sponsor.

Zimmerman was also absent on any the Republican Decriminalization bill and medical marijuana start up bill in 2021-22. He failed.

Holds office State Assembly District 30

Candidate in race for State Assembly District 30 on Tuesday, August 13, 2024

  • Born Madison, Wisconsin, March 15, 1972; married; 2 children.
  • Attended Augusta High School; Chippewa Valley Technical College; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Founder and CEO, language translation company. Small business owner. Coached youth football for 7 years.
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls Foundation Board; University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor’s Advisory Committee; Rotary.
  • Former member: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
  • Elected to Assembly since 2016.
Position on Marijuana Legalization

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Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Feb 2019:  Rep. Shannon Zimmerman said he was less certain on decriminalization of small amounts. He said he’s spoken with lawmakers from Colorado and Washington, two states that have since legalized recreational marijuana.

“It’s a mixed bag,” the River Falls Republican said of the lawmakers’ input, adding that he’s “eager to hear more about what the governor’s thinking.”

Position on Medical Marijuana

Feb 2019 = Zimmerman said he supports medical marijuana.

“It’s no different than any other drug a physician may prescribe,” he said.

As Wisconsin takes a closer look at medical marijuana, Zimmerman said he will take note of efforts to stick a tax on dosages. He said he doesn’t want taxes to price out low-income people in need of the drug.

“Money should not be a consideration when we look at legalizing it for medical purposes,” he said.

Contact Shannon Zimmerman

Email: Rep.Zimmerman@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2023/legislators/assembly/2535

Phone: 608-266-1526


State Capitol, Room 324 East Post Office Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708

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