WISCONSIN: Nearly three weeks after introducing a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, state Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, has attracted six co-sponsors, all Democrats.
Joining Sargent’s pot proposal in the Assembly are Reps. Terese Berceau and Brett Hulsey of Madison, Rep. Sondy Pope of Cross Plains, Rep. Fred Clark of Baraboo and Rep. Tod Ohnstad of Kenosha.
The lone Senate co-sponsor is Sen. Nikiya Harris of Milwaukee.
Sargent acknowledges that the support her bill has garnered does not reflect the influence necessary to get majority support from her own party’s caucus, let alone the Republican-controlled Legislature.
But she thinks it’s a good start in the long-term campaign to realize a policy that was recently implemented in Colorado and Washington state.