MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:19:18 +0000 WI Gov. wants to change laws on marijuana use http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/fe06531b4331440bb5ae53cf06de5718 Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana. (Feb. 18) fe06531b4331440bb5ae53cf06de5718 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:40:26 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT WKOW, NO ACCESS MADISON SHOTLIST: WKOW - MUST CREDIT WKOW, NO ACCESS MADISONMadison, Wisconsin - 18 February 20191. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Tony Evers, (D) Wisconsin:"I believe and I know the people of Wisconsin overwhelmingly believe that people shouldn't be treated like criminals for accessing medicine that can change or maybe even save their lives. That's among the many reasons why I am announcing today that it's time for Wisconsin to join the more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana and ensuring access to CBD oil in Wisconsin."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++ 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Tony Evers, (D) Wisconsin:"But I also want to make this clear this is not just about access to health care, this is about connecting the dots between racial disparities and economic inequity. Wisconsin has the highest incarceration rate in the country for black men and drug related offenses account for a significant proportion of those inmate populations. The bottom line is that we're spending too much money prosecuting and incarcerating people and often people of color for nonviolent crimes related to possessing small amounts of marijuana."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++ 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Tony Evers, (D) Wisconsin:"It's a good starting place that is starting place and a ending place for the issue of criminal justice reform. No. Is this a starting and ending place for the discussion of legalizing recreational marijuana. The answer is No. But it's a great starting place because it's going to help people that need additional resources at their disposal to to take care of pain and other issues that they might have. And it's a good place to start, to make sure that we're having fairness in our criminal justice system." STORYLINE: Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana. Evers said it's time Wisconsin join more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana. Possession, manufacturing or distribution of marijuana in amounts of 25 grams or less should be decriminalized, Evers said. The governor's proposal would also establish an expungement procedure for individuals convicted of possessing, manufacturing or distributing less than 25 grams of marijuana who have completed their sentence or probation. Evers also wants to get rid of the yearly physician's certification needed for use of cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, which is used to treat seizures. It's unclear if the Republican-controlled Legislature will approve the plan. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize medical marijuana. (Feb. 18) WI Gov. wants to change laws on marijuana use