DALY CITY, CA – APRIL 18: Leaves of a fully grown marijuana plant are seenin a screen at The International Marijuana and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The 2 day Cannabis and Hemp Expo includes speakers, merchants selling medical cannabis smoking paraphernalia and a special tent offered for medical marijuana card holders to smoke their medication. Voters in California will think about a step on the November basic election ballot that might make the State the first in the country to legalize the growing of a limited quantity of marijuana for personal use. (Picture by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Republican desires to loosen cannabis laws in Wisconsin
DALY CITY, CA – APRIL 18: Leaves of a mature cannabis plant are seenin a screen at The International Marijuana and Hemp Exposition April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The two day Cannabis and Hemp Expo includes speakers, retailers selling medical cannabis cigarette smoking stuff and a special camping tent offered for medical marijuana card holders to smoke their medication. Voters in California will think about a step on the November general election tally that might make the State the very first in the nation to legalize the growing of a limited amount of cannabis for private usage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MADISON, Wis.– A Republican lawmaker is joining three Democrats in a longshot effort to loosen up charges for possessing small amounts of cannabis in Wisconsin.Rep.
Adam Jarchow stated at a Tuesday press conference he recognized the need for the proposition after citizens in his rural, conservative district prompted him to reconsider the state’s technique to marijuana.The measure from Jarchow, Sen. Fred Risser and Reps. Evan Goyke and Jonathan Brostoff would top the charge for possessing 10 grams or less of marijuana at$100 and remove the possibility of jail time. The present optimum penalty is $1,000 and 6 months in jail.The proposal deals with an upward fight with Republicans who control the Legislature. Jarchow states he does not anticipate it to pass however wishes to begin a bipartisan discussion.