We did not have to even ask her about her stance on marijuana reform as it was clearly on her website as an important issue. She completed the candidate questionnaire and supports AB 220.
Candidate in race for State Assembly District 32
Dr. Katherine Gaulke from Elkhorn is a Wife. Mother. Educator. Advocate. Town of Delavan Supervisor.
From her campiagn website:
We spend more on corrections than on the University of Wisconsin System. The financial burden on our criminal justice system for low-level non-violent marijuana possession offenses is unacceptable.
Legalization would free law enforcement up to pursue more serious crimes, help alleviate the societal and financial impact of mass incarceration, and help those in pain get access to much-needed medicine.
While not the main reason for my position, increased revenue via the taxation and regulation of cannabis is a benefit.
While the legalization of cannabis is not a perfect solution to all of Wisconsin’s problems, there is a great deal of promise in its medical applications including reducing the reliance on opioids; along with alleviating the burden on our criminal justice system, generating tax revenue, and giving Wisconsin farmers a new and popular cash crop to grow.
I will follow the will of the people when it comes to decriminalizing and legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis when I am elected to the State Legislature. Counties around the state are putting the issue to a non-binding referendum, which I support.
4979 Hickory Court
Elkhorn, WI 53121