Bonnie Lee (R-Wauwatosa) seemed to indicate in her candidate interview that the FDA pipeline allows Wisconsin to have medical marijuana and it is available. She failed to respond to our request for clarification and she failed to complete the 2020 Candidate Questionniare. She also failed to support ending the prohibition of adult use cannabis in Wisconsin.
Candidate in race for State Assembly District 14
She goes on to say on scientific reasons she does not agree with legalizing recreational marijuana, she says THC is highly addictive and harmful, the potency of THC today is 25% and not the 5% of a generation ago, so it is not the same thing. She says there is an increased risk of schizophrenia and psychosis for marijuana users and there is a significant risk to babies, in utero and to the developing adolescents mind if the mothers used marijuana when pregnant, so for those reasons and also as the wife of a physician who has treated many people for these tragic problems and then also the consequences of those tragic medical problems she is just not in favor ignoring the scientific research she viewed around the recreational use of this drug. - - July 22, 2020 Candidate Interview.
Bonnie Lee says she is very wiling to have a discussion on medical marijuana / cannabis, she adds there is a FDA pipeline for bringing drugs to market, through research and development and that there is medical cannabis that is available. - July 22, 2020 Candidate Interview.
Assembly District 14 in Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties, including the city Wauwatosa and areas west along 190. (MAP) This district was a close one last election cycle. In the 2018 election, we saw four candidates on the general, with Libertarian and Moderation Party candidates taking 3.2% of the vote. Democrat Robyn Vining won by 138 votes or .4% - source
“Do you favor allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana, while also regulating commercial marijuana-related activities, and imposing a tax on the sale of marijuana?”
- 70% YES
- 30% NO
“Should cannabis be legalized in Wisconsin for medicinal purposes, and regulated in the same manner as other prescription drugs?”
- 77% YES
- 23% NO
Post Office Box 13927
Wauwatosa, WI 53213