State Rep. David Bowen
Press Release

Medical Marijuana Would Provide an Economic Boost to Wisconsin

Legalization is What Wisconsinites Want

By - Apr 23rd, 2019 10:41 am

MILWAUKEE – Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in response to a new study from UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs that shows Wisconsin could see a $1.1 billion benefit over a five year period from the legalization of medicinal marijuana:

“The results of this study should come as no surprise to those who have seen the fiscal benefits other states have enjoyed following the legalization of medicinal marijuana. I have long advocated for the legalization of marijuana in no small part because it would provide added revenue to Wisconsin that could be used to invest in our public schools, fix our roads, and expand healthcare for Wisconsinites. The State would not only benefit from a large source of tax revenue, but would also save money as less people would be incarcerated for trying to access a desperately needed natural medication.”

Two weeks ago, a Marquette University Law School Poll found that 83% of registered voters in Wisconsin support the legalization of medicinal marijuana, and yesterday’s study found that legalization could bring in over $200 million to the State every year.

Rep. Bowen continued, “We are lucky to have a Governor who understands the benefits of ending Wisconsin’s outdated and unnecessary prohibition on medicinal marijuana, and whose ‘People’s Budget’ would do just that. I call on my Republican colleagues to embrace Gov. Ever’s budget and legalize medicinal marijuana in our State. Wisconsinites already know this would be a slam dunk for Wisconsin, and it is past time for Republicans to get on board.”

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4 thoughts on “Gov. Scott Walker Defense of Taking Donation From Marijuana Industry Advocates While Calling For More Drug Testing: $25,000 Check Too Small to Influence Him”

  1. myfivecents says:

    By Walker saying a $25,000 campaign contribution isn’t big enough to buy his support, he is admitting that there is a big enough dollar amount that will buy his support. He can be bought if they pay enough. There is no way he talk himself out of this one.

  2. AG says:

    Wait… so… if someone gives him money, and his policies are in line with the views of the donors, that’s bad. However, if he gets money from donors and his policies are not in line with those donors, that’s… er… bad?

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    A politician will take money from anyone (and return it later only if it’s potentially damaging to their future reelection prospects), but it seems stupid to give money to one who opposes your core beliefs and will do nothing to advance your agenda.

  4. Jesse says:

    Walker , that’s awesome you are now getting jobs you promised some yrs ago .
    That’s great , the bad thing is 72% of Wisconsinites want legal weed.
    You say you want the best for us in Wisconsin, then why are you picking on the poorest of the poor people in Wisconsin. people who need food, realy, that’s the lowest shot you could give to the residents of Wisconsin. Pick on the Fuckers running the black market in our state and leave the poor alone. You have an opinion , well ,so do we , and so doe;s the rest of Wisconsin & I will bet there not on your side…………………………… .

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