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A+ Christine Sinicki (D - WI) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Milwaukee Assembly Rep Sinicki sponsors marijuana on Adult Use, Medical and Decriminalization.  A leader on the issue deserves an A+

Holds office State Assembly District 20

Biography
  • Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 28, 1960; married; 2 children.
  • Graduate Bay View High School; Bowhay Institute Fellow, La Follette School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001; Flemming Fellow, Center for Policy Alternatives, 2003.
  • Former small business manager.
  • Member: American Council of Young Political Leaders (Delegate to Israel and Palestine, 2001); Milwaukee Committee on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; Major, Wisconsin Wing, Civil Air Patrol Legislative Squadron (official Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force); Milwaukee City Council Parents and Teachers Association; Bay View Historical Society; Bay View Neighborhood Association; State Assembly Milwaukee Caucus (chair 2005, 2003).
  • Former member: Delegate—U.S. President Electoral College, 2000; State Minimum Wage Council (governor’s appointee), 2005; Assembly Democratic Task Force on Working Families (chair), 2003.
  • Recipient: Wisconsin Environmental Decade Clean 16 2000; Wisconsin Ob/Gyn Physicians’ Legislator of the Year 2000; Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence DV Diva 2003; Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Certificates of Commendation 2006, 2005; Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007; Wisconsin Women’s Alliance Legislation Award 2009–10; Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Legislator of the Year 2010; Wisconsin Grocers Association Friend of Grocers 2010; Cudahy Veterans’ Service Award 2010; AMVETS State Legislative Advocacy Award 2011; Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislator of the Year 2018.
  • Milwaukee School Board, 1991–98.
  • Elected to Assembly since 1998.
  • Leadership positions: Minority Caucus Sergeant at Arms 2019, 2017; Minority Caucus Secretary 2001.
Position on Marijuana Legalization

1. Do you support a legal, regulated, and taxed market for recreational cannabis, allowing Wisconsin residents over the age of 21 to purchase and possess up to two ounces (or more) of cannabis from regulated dispensaries, as proposed by State Rep. Melissa Sargent’s (D-Madison) AB482?

Yes

2. Do you support allowing any Wisconsin resident over the age of 21 to grow up to 6 (or more) cannabis plants at home without a license, as proposed by AB482?

Yes

3. Do you support allowing patients suffering from various ailments to purchase and use cannabis as treatment for their ailments if they have a doctor’s recommendation?

Yes

4. Do you agree with the qualifying conditions for medical cannabis outlined in Section 42 of AB482 (listed below)?(2) "Debilitating medical condition or treatment" means any of the following:(a) Cancer; glaucoma; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; a positive test for the presence of HIV, antigen or nonantigenic products of HIV, or an antibody to HIV; Crohn's disease; a hepatitis C virus infection; Alzheimer's disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; nail patella syndrome; Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome; post-traumatic stress disorder; or the treatment of these conditions.(b) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment of such a disease or condition that causes cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.(c) Any other medical condition or any other treatment for a medical condition designated as a debilitating medical condition or treatment in rules promulgated by the department of health services under s. 50.81 (2).

[No response]

5. Answer this question only if you support both recreational and medicinal uses of cannabis. Do you support allowing medical cannabis patients to possess more cannabis than recreational users and to be exempt from the taxes that are imposed on recreational users?

Yes

6. Do you support a permitting system that would enable publicly-accessible establishments to allow legal possessors of cannabis to smoke it in outdoor areas at their establishments? This would address an issue present in other states’ implementations, where many people are legally allowed to purchase and possess cannabis, but have no place to legally consume it.

Yes

7. Do you support conviction expungement or pardons for anyone convicted of possession, growing, and/or selling cannabis in Wisconsin?

Yes

8. Do you support or would you consider any other cannabis regulatory or legalization scheme for Wisconsin

Yes

9. Do you believe that possession of limited amounts of cannabis by a person in his or her own home or in another’s home with the owner’s permission should be legal in the State of Wisconsin?

Yes

10. What level of taxes do you think should be imposed on recreational cannabis?

1/2 %

11. How do you think that tax revenue should be used?

Education, roads, infrastructure

12. Why is cannabis law reform an important issue to you?

To me, personally it’s not important but to so many of my friends and family who suffer from various ailments it is and as a legislator I put the needs of my district and constituents first.
I also believe by legalizing it we have the potential to raise millions of dollars I tax revenue. And also it is a job creator.

Survey completed by SE Wisconsin NORML

Contact Christine Sinicki

Email: Rep.Sinicki@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/20/sinicki

Phone: 608-266-8588

Address

State Capitol, Room 114 North Post Office Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708

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