This freshman assembly rep from Racine did not co-sponsor any marijuana legislation her first session. Although she made public statement about the marijuana reform in the budget, her statements did not touch on adult use/recreational marijuana. With her district showing 85% support for medical and 59% for recreational marijuana in the 2018 referendums, we had high hopes this representative would have co-sponsored all marijuana reform bills in the 2019-2020. Should she be re-elected in 2020, she can raise her grade by working on the issue.
Holds office State Assembly District 66
Candidate in race for State Assembly District 66
- Born Racine, Wisconsin, September 13, 1991.
- Graduate the Prairie School, 2010; B.A. in History, Middlebury College, 2015.
- Former legislative aide to State Representative Cory Mason; Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network (director and cofounder); Divest Middlebury (cofounder and organizer); 350.org (fellow).
- Member: Racine Hospitality Center (board chair); Racine Interfaith Coalition; Visioning Greater Racine; NAACP-Racine Branch; Great Lakes Legislative Caucus; National Caucus of Environmental Legislators; Planned Parenthood; Democratic Party of Racine County.
- Elected to Assembly in January 2018 special election. Reelected November 2018.
“Decriminalizing marijuana is also a matter of justice and equity in Wisconsin. As much as 85% of our prison population is incarcerated due to low level drug offenses, and once they have served their time, many of these men and women struggle to move forward with their lives.
“Wisconsin incarcerates a disproportionate number of people of color, and this has to change. Gov. Evers’ expungement proposal, allowing people who have successfully served their time and their probation for low level marijuana crimes to clear their records and move on with their lives.”
Governor Tony Evers announced his plan to legalize marijuana for medical use and decriminalize marijuana under 25 grams in his proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget. Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement in response.
“Last fall, Racinians spoke loud and clear on medical marijuana legalization,” Neubauer said. “An overwhelming 87 percent of voters in the City of Racine voiced their support for medical marijuana, and a further 66 percent of Racinians voted in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana in Wisconsin. I am pleased to see that Governor Evers is following the people’s lead in this proposal, opening new possibilities for medical treatment and fighting opioids in the Badger State.
“Should marijuana be legalized for medicinal use?”
- 85% YES
- 15% NO
“Should marijuana be legalized, taxed, and regulated in the same manner as alcohol for adults 21 years of age or older?”
- 59% YES
- 41% NO
“Should proceeds from marijuana taxes be used to fund education, health care, and infrastructure?”
- 81% YES
- 19% NO
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