Breakthrough on Cannabis Oil Bill
This is huge.
The Assembly version of the bill, officially called Assembly Bill 726, has three Republican cosponsors—Scott Krug, David Craig and Gary Bies.
Interestingly, Scott Krug is the chair of the Assembly Committee on Children and Families, which is going to hear the bill next week.
I’m expecting a positive discussion.
The bill could have been sent to the Health Committee, which is chaired by Erik Severson, a doctor. But Severson is a known foe of medical marijuana.
The Senate version,
of course, is likely to be blocked by state Leah Vukmir of Wauwatosa, who is a
pediatric nurse and a major opponent of medical marijuana. Hopefully she’ll see
that this bill has nothing to do with recreational pot use and everything to do
with helping little kids like Lydia live their lives seizure-free.
Photo credit: Sarah Baldwin