Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, who has pushed for full legalization of recreational marijuana, says he is open to a more limited medical marijuana program if that is what it takes to move forward. Evers believes that the state should explore all options to ensure that individuals who could benefit from medical marijuana have access to it.
In response to Evers' stance, GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin will introduce legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the coming year. However, they do not have plans to pursue full recreational legalization. This move signifies a potential compromise between advocates for full legalization and those who prefer a more limited approach.
The introduction of a medical marijuana bill in Wisconsin is expected to take place in January, indicating that 2024 could be a significant year for pot legalization in the state. This bill will likely spark debates and discussions among lawmakers, stakeholders, and the public regarding the potential benefit and risks associated with marijuana legalization.