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Behind the Headlines: Should Wisconsin Legalize Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes?

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02/03/20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
220 E. Pittsburgh Ave. Milwaukee WI, 53204

Marijuana has been approved for medical use in 33 states and for both medical and recreational use in 11 states including, as of January 1, neighboring Illinois. The debate over marijuana – both recreational and for medical use – has been ongoing in Wisconsin for several years and although legislation to approve medical use has been proposed, it has never been brought to a vote. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has shown support for medical use but other Republicans in the Assembly and State Senate have rejected multiple bills.

What: Professionals and politicians will discuss the ongoing debate surrounding the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and whether the Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Tony Evers should approve it.

When: Monday, February 3, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204

Guest panel (listed alphabetically): 

  • Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD – Associate Dean for Research; Director, Neuroscience Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin. Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Cannabinoid Research Society
  • Angela Janis, M.D. – Psychiatrist, state of Wisconsin; former chief medical officer, LeafLine Labs, a Minnesota manufacturer and distributor of cannabis for medical use
  • State Rep. Melissa Sargent (D- Madison)
  • Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester)

The guests will answer questions from a media panel and from the audience.

Supporting Sponsor:
Newsradio 620 WTMJ & ESPN Milwaukee, part of Good Karma Brands

Cost and Registration: The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below.  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176.

Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club with any questions at joette@milwaukeepressclub.org or call 262-894-2224.

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor:

  • Good Karma Brands

Bookings

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member Ticket - BTH: Medicinal Marijuana $25.00
Member Ticket - BTH: Medicinal Marijuana
Must be a Milwaukee Press Club member and current on membership dues.
$20.00
Studet Ticket - BTH: Medicinal Marijuana
Must be a full time student.
$15.00

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