Rep. David Bowen introduces bill to fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee State Representative David Bowen joined two fellow Democratic lawmakers Tuesday, Aug. 10, and introduced a bill that would fully legalize cannabis in Wisconsin.

They held a press conference just south of the Wisconsin state line in Illinois, where marijuana is already legal.

"The war on drugs has done nothing to curb drug use, but has continued to criminalize being Black," Rep. Bowen said. 

Supporters of this bill would appear to face an uphill climb. 

Just two months ago, majority Republicans blocked a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

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