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Milwaukee County Might Ask Voters If They Favor Legal Marijuana
Author: Associated Press  12/05/2018 - 16:00:00

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee County supervisor wants to ask voters if they want Wisconsin to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older.

Legalization of the drug is gaining momentum across the country, and voters in Wisconsin’s most populous county should have a chance to weigh in on the matter, according to County Supervisor John Weishan.

“It’s time that the state of Wisconsin got with the 21st century,” he said, adding that legal cannabis also could boost tax revenue.

Under his proposal, Milwaukee County voters would be asked whether they think Wisconsin should regulate the commercial distribution of pot and tax it. The proposal passed the county’s judiciary committee Thursday, May 10, 2018, and now goes to the full county board. If approved at the board’s meeting May 24, 2018, it would go on the Nov. 6, 2018, general election ballot as an advisory referendum.

State lawmakers have not acted on legislative proposals to remove criminal penalties for personal cannabis use.

A Pew Research Center survey says six out of 10 Americans now support legalizing the drug. Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for adult recreational use, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Original article from marijuana.com: Milwaukee County Might Ask Voters If They Favor Legal Marijuana


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