Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.

In 2023, ASA recommends that Wisconsin legislators work to provide more comprehensive medical cannabis access to its citizens before abandoning the idea in favor of adult-use/recreational adult-use cannabis legislation to serve patients. ASA encourages collaborating with patients to organize a
comprehensive medical cannabis program.

While adult-use/recreational and medical cannabis laws can co-exist in a state, policymakers should understand that medical and adult-use/recreational populations are distinct, and that medical cannabis patients require additional protections and considerations. In light of the debate around adult-use/recreational laws, Wisconsin should also focus on passing provisions included in ASA’s Medical Cannabis Equity Checklist.

Legislators should introduce comprehensive medical cannabis legislation based on ASA’s State Medical Cannabis Program Model Legislation.

Tell your state representatives patients still need their help! Take action today!