Elections

Dane County is third county to approve November cannabis advisory vote

July 12, 2018 - In a unanimous vote July 12, Dane County supervisors approved a resolution placing an advisory referendum on cannabis legalization on the November ballot. Milwaukee and Rock counties have previously approved similar resolutions. These referendums are advisory, that is they are non-binding. Only state lawmakers can change state pot laws. The question that will appear on Dane county voter's ballots is...

Brown, St. Croix, Langlade and Sauk county cannabis advisory referendums head to full board votes

July 10, 2018 - UPDATED 07/12/2018 7:44:14 AM: A record number of Wisconsin county boards continue to look at the possibility of cannabis legalization advisory referendums for the Nov. 6 ballot. With the Aug. 28 deadline for ballot access fast approaching, boards all over Wisconsin are meeting and debating the issue. Currently at least fourteen counties are working on these referendums as of this writing. Updated...

Langlade and Walworth join 8 other counties looking at cannabis advisory referendums

July 5, 2018 - UPDATED: Langlade County, the northeastern Wisconsin County home to the city of Antigo is the latest and at least the tenth Wisconsin county to propose placing a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The board's Executive Committee is set to discuss the idea Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10am in the County Board Room in the lower level of the Safety Building at...

Cannabis legalization advisory referendum update: Rock County approves, other counties moving forward

June 29, 2018 - On Thursday, June 28, the Rock County Board voted 14-12 to place a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on Nov. 6 Rock County general election ballots. The Rock County question will read: "Should cannabis be legalized for adult use, taxed and regulated like alcohol, with the proceeds from the taxes used for education, healthcare and infrastructure?" On Monday, June 18, 2018, the St. Croix...

Wisconsin County Cannabis Legalization Advisory Referendums moving forward across state

June 22, 2018 - On Thursday June 21, county board executive committees in Dane and La Crosse counties advanced measures that would place cannabis legalization advisory measures on county ballots Nov. 6. In Dane County, the cannabis advisory referendum resolution introduced by 6th District Supervisor Yogesh Chawla passed out of the Executive committee on a unanimous 5-0 vote. The next stop is the full Dane County...

More Wisconsin counties looking at advisory referendums on pot legalization

June 17, 2018 - UPDATED: 06/18/2018 4:31:25 PM An advisory referendum on legalizing cannabis has already been approved by the Milwaukee County Board and in Dane County, a resolution that would do the same has been introduced with 19 cosponsors and is likely to pass. The next stop for the Dane resolution is the County's Board's Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 5:00pm in City-County Building Room...

Dane County Board to consider cannabis legalization advisory referendum for November ballot

June 7, 2018 - UPDATED: 06/09/2018 7:49:17 AM: Dane County District 6 Supervisor Yogesh Chawla introduced county board resolution # 2018 RES-064, which would place to an advisory referendum on cannabis legalization before Dane County voters in the Nov. 6 general election, during the County Board's Thursday June 7 meeting . Res-064 has 19 sponsors: Yogesh Chawla, Jeff Pertl, Tanya Buckingham, Kelly Danner, Patrick...

Full Milwaukee County Board OKs cannabis legalization advisory referendum for November ballot

May 24, 2018 - The Milwaukee County Board today passed Resolution 18-333 by a 15-1 vote, placing the non-binding referendum on legalizing cannabis before Milwaukee County voters in this fall's general election on Nov. 6. 16th District Supervisor John Weishan Jr., sponsor of the resolution that would place a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on county ballots Nov. 6, 2018, The resolution, sponsored by 16th...

Milwaukee County Board committee OKs pot legalization referendum proposal; sends to full board for vote

May 10, 2018 - The Milwaukee County Board's Judiciary committee this morning voted 5-0 to send a proposal by 16th District Supervisor John Weishan Jr. to put a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposal next goes to the full County Board at its May 24 meeting, where if approved, would place the non-binding referendum before Milwaukee County voters in this fall's general election....

Leah Vukmir tops list of anti-pot Wisconsin lawmakers not returning in 2019

February 10, 2018 - Longtime anti-cannabis zealot State Sen. Leah Vukmir's time at the Wisconsin Capitol is rapidly winding down and the longtime senate health committee chair will soon gavel to a close her final health committee hearing. But despite serving as health committee chair in both the Assembly and Senate, Vukmir steadfastly refused to hold a hearing on medical cannabis legislation despite overwhelming...

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