Nanette Bulebosh

Candidate Name

Nanette Bulebosh

Which office are you seeking?

AD27

Campaign website and/or social media links

nanetteforassembly.org

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?

In general, yes, but want to see academic research from CA, CO and other states with legal recreational use to see outcomes (traffic safety, prenatal health, etc.) and learn best practices for rolling this out. Let’s be smart about this.

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?

Need to see more research on this. I visited dispensaries in CO and was impressed with the tight regulation. Now sure how home use would be regulated.

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

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 My sister died 10 years ago this month. She should not have had to become an outlaw to get relief from her chemo treatments.

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?

In general, yes, but would like more information.

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

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

I can’t give an unqualified answer to this without more information. But in general I support pardons for marijuana use or possession.

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

I was impressed with what I saw in Colorado. Would like to talk to those people and academics in that state.

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?

I’m sorry I have not had time to look into this.

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

Give back to municipalities for road repairs and health care costs relief.

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

This issue kept coming up when I was collecting signatures, and still often comes up when I go door to door. It’s an issue on voters’ minds, and I believe the public is ready for it. There has been too much needless suffering for a drug that is in general less dangerous than alcohol. I don’t believe it is a gateway drug; in fact it can aid in opioid addiction.

Additional Comments

I also found the New York Health Department’s findings from July 2018 persuasive. Let’s do a similar study in Wisconsin.

https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/regulated_marijuana/docs/marijuana_legalization_impact_assessment.pdf