following is from Doug Moe's July 29, 2000 column in Madison's Capital Times. I attended
the picnic for a while before Rep. Skindrud spoke and asked his position on mmj and his
answer was pretty much the same as reported in Moe's column.
Published July 29, 2000
At last weekend's annual meeting of the Libertarian Party of Dane County at Tenney Park,
among their endorsements was Mount Horeb Republican state Rep. Rick Skindrud.
Skindrud addressed the group, and on the issue of the medical use of marijuana said he saw
no reason why it should not be legal for medicinal purposes.
At which point Ben Masel, long a pro-pot advocate in Madison, asked, "Does that mean
you'll co-sponsor a bill?''
Skindrud, Masel told me Friday, replied, "Yes.'' I swapped voice mails with Skindrud
this week but on Friday a staffer in his office said, "What he has said is that he
will not take the lead but would sign on'' if someone else introduced a bill. ...