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December 30, 2011
Madison NORML Examiner: Wisconsin medical marijuana bill to get bill numbers, committee assignments
Posted by Gary Storck
Friday, December 30, 2011
An update on the Jacki Rickert MMJ Act.
MADISON: Rep. Mark Pocan's office has confirmed a final total of 15 cosponsors for the newly reintroduced Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA).
As with last session and the 2007-2008 session there were no Republican cosponsors. The last bill with Republican support, AB-740, was introduced in 2005 by then Rep. Gregg Underheim, a moderate Republican from Oshkosh who chaired the Assembly Public Health committee. Rep. Underheim gave AB-740 a public hearing in Nov. 2005. Underheim, a one-time opponent of medical cannabis opened up to the medical potential of cannabis after suffering a bout with cancer. He left the legislature in 2006.
13 of 15 cosponsors are from the 99-member Wisconsin State Assembly: Continue reading "Wisconsin medical marijuana bill to get bill numbers, committee assignments."
Posted by Gary at December 30, 2011 04:12 PM
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