Assembly speaker says there is little chance lawmakers will accept plans for medical, recreational marijuana

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MADISON – Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Thursday ruled out the possibility of accepting Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to decriminalize marijuana and cast severe doubts on legalizing medical marijuana.

The Rochester Republican is open to medical marijuana but said the Democratic governor’s plan goes so much further that it has almost no chance of getting through the GOP-controlled Legislature.

“There’s no chance Republicans are going to go for recreational marijuana,” Vos said at a luncheon hosted by WisPolitics.com. “We’re not going to decriminalize it so people can carry around baggies of weed all over the state.

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