Nancy Stencil

Candidate Name

Nancy Stencil

Which office are you seeking?

86th Assembly

Campaign website and/or social media links

www.stencilforassembly.com and stencil for assembly on Facebook

1. Do you support a legal, regulated, and taxed market for recreational cannabis, allowing Wisconsin residents over the age of 21 to purchase and possess up to two ounces (or more) of cannabis from regulated dispensaries, as proposed by State Rep. Melissa Sargent’s (D-Madison) AB482?

Yes. Love Melissa, my Emerge sister.

2. Do you support allowing any Wisconsin resident over the age of 21 to grow up to 6 (or more) cannabis plants at home without a license, as proposed by AB482?

Yes

3. Do you support allowing patients suffering from various ailments to purchase and use cannabis as treatment for their ailments if they have a doctor’s recommendation?

Yes. mu county has a referendum on this fall’s ballot for medical marijuana!

4. Do you agree with the qualifying conditions for medical cannabis outlined in Section 42 of AB482 (listed below)?
(2) "Debilitating medical condition or treatment" means any of the following:
(a) Cancer; glaucoma; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; a positive test for the presence of HIV, antigen or nonantigenic products of HIV, or an antibody to HIV; Crohn's disease; a hepatitis C virus infection; Alzheimer's disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; nail patella syndrome; Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome; post-traumatic stress disorder; or the treatment of these conditions.
(b) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment of such a disease or condition that causes cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
(c) Any other medical condition or any other treatment for a medical condition designated as a debilitating medical condition or treatment in rules promulgated by the department of health services under s. 50.81 (2).

Yes

5. Answer this question only if you support both recreational and medicinal uses of cannabis. Do you support allowing medical cannabis patients to possess more cannabis than recreational users and to be exempt from the taxes that are imposed on recreational users?

Yes

6. Do you support a permitting system that would enable publicly-accessible establishments to allow legal possessors of cannabis to smoke it in outdoor areas at their establishments? This would address an issue present in other states’ implementations, where many people are legally allowed to purchase and possess cannabis, but have no place to legally consume it.

Yes, however, I find myself questioning how we address driving laws after consuming. I have not totally read AB482.

7. Do you support conviction expungement or pardons for anyone convicted of possession, growing, and/or selling cannabis in Wisconsin?

Yes, depending on what their current possession amount was, are they small time or large dealing…but then that leads us to old law vs new law.

8. Do you support or would you consider any other cannabis regulatory or legalization scheme for Wisconsin

I have not heard of any other, i have mostly followed Sargent’s / Dems. I would be interested in learning!

9. Do you believe that possession of limited amounts of cannabis by a person in his or her own home or in another’s home with the owner’s permission should be legal in the State of Wisconsin?

Yes

10. What level of taxes do you think should be imposed on recreational cannabis?

Looking at other states, I will take a stab at 20-25%

11. How do you think that tax revenue should be used?

For fixing the roads and fund things that help our impoverished communities, social programs

12. Why is cannabis law reform an important issue to you?

For too long people have been sent to jail for possession. I thing Marijuana needs to be taken off schedule 1 drugs. Our county worked hard to have a referendum for medical marijuana placed on this falls ballot. I seriously think people would become interested and it could slow down the opioid crisis. I think we could also find other revenue through industrial hemp. I think legalization is important so we know what we are getting and it is not laced with something.

Additional Comments

Thanks for considering me! I would be happy to help pass legalization if elected. I would be happy to help if I’m not!