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February 23rd, 2019

The Wisconsin Governor Supports Medical Marijuana–and as a Cancer Survivor Has a Personal Connection to the Issue

Next week Tony Evers, the governor of Wisconsin, is expected to unveil a budget that will include the legalization of medical marijuana. A passionate supporter of reforming drug laws, he also has a personal connection: he’s a cancer survivor. According to the article in the Milwaukee Courier, Governor Evers has said:

“As a cancer survivor, I know the side effects of a major illness can make everyday tasks a challenge. People shouldn’t be treated as criminals for accessing a desperately-needed medication that can alleviate their suffering.”

The proposal will bring relief to people suffering from conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, severe nausea and seizures if their physician recommends the treatment.