This is my third post looking at trends in cannabis possession and sales arrests and citations in Wisconsin with data from the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) database. My previous two posts had looked at the years 2010-2014. New data has now been released covering the year 2015 which reveals that after 5 years of possession cases ranging from 31 to 38 annually the total jumped to 72 in 2015. Cases involving cannabis sales remained low.
Madison NORML launched a campaign May 15 to gather enough signatures to place direct legislation before city of Monona voters this November that would reduce city fines for cannabis possession from $313.00 plus costs to $1.00 plus costs. The goal is to collect 1200 signatures. Volunteers will be going door to door and there will be a table with volunteers collecting signatures across from the Monona Public Library three days per week. Look for the $1.00 fine banner. The table will be staffed Wednesday’s 4-8pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm until the end of the campaign on July 13. For more information or to volunteer for this effect, visit the campaign Facebook page Monona “Binding Direct Legislation” for Marijuana possession to be $1.00 or contact Madison NORML at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are Cannabadger’s previous posts about Monona in reverse order:
- Monona $1 pot fine campaign collects first signatures
- NORML kicks off Monona binding pot vote campaign
- Binding referendum planned to reduce Monona pot fines
- Monona Alder apologized for bullying during PSC pot vote
- Listen to the people of Monona about marijuana
- Monona committee tables proposed changes to pot law
- Herald-Independent reports on Monona Public Safety Commission’s look at reducing pot penalties
- Wisconsin city with highest pot fine in state dropped pot fines to $1 in Sept. 2015