Why Is Wisconsin Senator Agard Against A Medical Marijuana Bill When She Supports Full Legalization?

On Wednesday, Wisconsin Committee on Insurance, Licensing and Forestry held a public hearing on Senate Bill 1034 relating to medical . Prior to the hearing, State Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison), a vocal supporter of legalization, revealed that she will testify against the bill and released the following statement as reported by WisPolitics:

The most dangerous thing about cannabis in Wisconsin is that it is illegal. Senate Bill 1034 falls drastically short of the cannabis reform our state desperately needs and what the majority of Wisconsinites support: full cannabis legalization,” she wrote.

“While I am encouraged that Senate Bill 1034 received a public hearing, we as legislators had 15 months of this session in which we could have worked …

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