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:
Marathon County, you will have a medical marijuana referendum this fall.
— Katie Rosenberg (@katierosenberg) July 25, 2018
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.
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