MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he wants to work on legalizing medical marijuana this fall.
Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget would have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use. Republicans, however, stripped those provisions along with dozens of other policy proposals from the spending plan.
Vos said on Friday that Republicans cut Evers’ medical marijuana plan because it was “half-handed” and was really about decriminalization.
But he says he wants to discuss legalizing medical marijuana with his caucus this fall. He says he’s been open to legalizing it for medical use for several years.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has opposed legalizing medical marijuana. He said on Friday that any proposal similar to what Evers had put forward would have a hard time getting GOP Senate support.