Capitol Notes: Marijuana Discussion Heats Up In Madison

Sep 24, 2019

Lawmakers at the State Capitol introduced a bill last week that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin.  Two of the authors are Democrats but one is a Republican — state Sen. Patrick Testin of Stevens Point. 

GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has said he's open to legalizing medical marijuana.  But Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said "no" for years and rejected the idea again last week.  

In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, JR Ross of wispolitics.com tells WUWM's Marti Mikkelson why some Republicans are breaking with leadership on the issue.