For More Information Contact: December 20, 2013
Rep. Ed Brooks
STATEMENT OF REP. BROOKS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Madison, WI – “I am cautious about moving forward with attempts to pass marijuana related legislation in Wisconsin. While I am sympathetic with those in pain who seek a new treatment, I am also concerned about the lack of medical consensus on the issue. While attitudes seem to be changing, I cannot endorse medical marijuana while the medical community remains divided. Additionally, legalizing marijuana for any purpose still violates federal law – a fact that cannot be dismissed lightly.
While I maintain an open mind on the subject in general, I do not think that the legislature should be in a hurry to move forward with medical marijuana legislation. We should continue to examine the science of the issue as well as how the situation progresses in states that have chosen to allow the use of medical marijuana.”