Marathon County Board approves medical cannabis referendum 19-15

The Marathon County Board approved a medical cannabis advisory referendum Tuesday, July 24 by a vote of 19-15 with 4 members abstaining. Supporters in the audience cheered when the vote total was announced. The county becomes the 7th Wisconsin county to approve a cannabis advisory referendum after Milwaukee, Rock, Sauk, Dane, La Crosse and Brown previously did so.

Marathon’s referendum question will ask, “Should the State of Wisconsin allow individuals with debilitating medical conditions to use and safely access marijuana for medical purposes, if those individuals have a written recommendation from a licensed Wisconsin physician?”

Shortly after the vote, Marathon County Supervisor Katie Rosenberg tweeted out the good news:

During the debate Rosenberg asked, “Who can be against asking people how they feel about an issue, the county board jobs tonight isn’t to answer the question it’s to ask it?”

Here is the latest update of Cannabadger’s map showing the current status of Wisconsin counties that are looking at cannabis advisory referendums.

Seven Wisconsin Counties have approved cannabis advisory referendums for the Nov. 2018 ballot as of July 24, 2018.


Previous Cannabadger coverage of Wisconsin county advisory referendums:

Marathon County Board to vote July 24 on medical cannabis advisory referendum
La Crosse sixth Wisconsin county to ok November cannabis advisory referendum
Brown County board approves medical cannabis advisory referendum
Sauk is 4th Wisconsin county to approve Nov. 6 cannabis advisory referendum
Dane County is third county to approve November cannabis advisory vote
Brown, St. Croix, Langlade and Sauk county cannabis advisory referendums head to full board votes
Langlade and Walworth join 8 other counties looking at cannabis advisory referendums
Cannabis legalization advisory referendum update: Rock County approves, other counties moving forward
Wisconsin County Cannabis Legalization Advisory Referendums moving forward across state
More Wisconsin counties looking at advisory referendums on pot legalization
Dane County Board to consider cannabis legalization advisory referendum for November ballot
Full Milwaukee County Board OKs cannabis legalization advisory referendum for November ballot
Milwaukee County Board committee OKs pot legalization referendum proposal; sends to full board for vote
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