The campaign for Neal Plotkin has not completed the 2020 NORML Candidate Questionnaire and has one public interview in which marijuana reform was addressed in which he did not specifically answer his stance on recreational cananbis, but did express support for medicinal marijuana.
Candidate in race for State Senate District 8
Born and raised on Milwaukee’s northwest side, I attended Milwaukee Public Schools from K-12th grade, graduating from John Marshall High School. From there I enrolled in the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Working my way through college, sometimes with two jobs, I would graduate cum laude, with dual Honors Majors in Political Science and American History. With my degree, I become the first college graduate in my family.
I’ve been married to my wife Nancy for 40 years. She is a Registered Nurse for 35 years, with degrees from MATC and Cardinal Stritch. She began nursing school three weeks after our wedding. We have three wonderful children – Matthew, Jana, and Jessica, and four grandchildren. Nancy and I reside in Glendale, where we’ve been homeowners since 1981.
Since graduating college, I’ve had a business career of 40 years in sales and marketing, primarily to the local small business community. This includes 24 years as a successful small business sales agency owner in southeastern Wisconsin. As a small business owner operating through the booms and busts of our economy, I’ve maintained success by working hard and making fiscally smart decisions.
Has not addressed
Neal Plotkin addressed medicinal cannabis, but seemed to dodge the recreational marijuana question and not provide a clear stance on his view.
He acknowledges Wisconsin is one of the few states with totally illegal marijuana and says he supports medicinal use of marijuana as an initial step with state regulations controlling the distribution of the product. This is an important step forward and gives the state a chance to integrate marijuana into the society and see how that works and adds “we see where the nation is heading on this” but like anything we need to watch how this develops.
City of Waukesha 2018 Referendum:
“Should cannabis be legalized in Wisconsin for medicinal purposes, and regulated in the same manner as other prescription drugs?”
- 77% YES
- 23% NO
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Milwaukee, WI 53209