2018 elections

UPDATED: Six of seven Wisconsin county boards approve cannabis advisory referendums for Nov. 6 ballot

August 22, 2018 - Six of seven Wisconsin county boards, voting on the same day, passed cannabis advisory referendums for the Nov. 6 ballot. Langlade, Marquette, Forest, Eau Claire, Lincoln and Kenosha counties now join the nine other counties that previously adopted advisory referendum proposals. The combined estimated 2016 population of the nine counties already approved is 2,095,117. The combined estimated...

Six more Wisconsin counties to vote on cannabis advisory referendums August 21

August 20, 2018 - Six more Wisconsin county boards will be voting Aug. 21 on placing cannabis advisory referendums on their Nov. 6 ballots. Never before in Wisconsin history have six county boards convened to vote on cannabis advisory referendums on the same day. The six counties voting will be Langlade, Fond du Lac, Marquette, Forest, Eau Claire and Kenosha. Racine county votes Aug. 28, the final day to qualify for...

Portage County approves cannabis advisory referendum on 22-1 vote

August 16, 2018 - UPDATED: 08/17/2018 10:46:27 PM BREAKING NEWS: Clark County becomes the ninth Wisconsin county to approve a medical cannabis advisory referendum and the 20th overall to consider it. The board unanimously approved the referendum at their Thursday, Aug. 16 meeting. The referendum will ask voters: "Should the State of Wisconsin legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes and regulate its use in...

County Advisory Referendum Updates: Langlade, Eau Claire, Racine, Portage and more

August 3, 2018 - BREAKING NEWS UPDATE as of 8:57:41 AM 08/03/2018: The Forest County Board's Safety and Justice committee is meeting Monday, Aug 6 at 4:30 pm and will be discussing a medical cannabis advisory referendum.http://www.co.forest.wi.gov/meetings_doc.asp?thismeeting=35309 The committee meets in the County Board Room at the Forest County courthouse located at 200 E Madison St. Crandon, Wisconsin 54520. The...

Marathon County Board approves medical cannabis referendum 19 - 15

July 25, 2018 - 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...

Marathon County Board to vote July 24 on medical cannabis advisory referendum

July 23, 2018 - This week will see a vote in Marathon County by the full county board on the county's proposed cannabis advisory referendum. The board will meet to vote on the referendum Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7pm in room B150 at 500 Forest St. in Wausau. On July 19 the board held an educational meeting on medical cannabis with nine speakers. Supporters are strongly urged to attend the July 24 meeting to help...

La Crosse sixth Wisconsin county to ok November cannabis advisory referendum

July 20, 2018 - La Crosse County supervisors okayed a cannabis legalization advisory referendum for the Nov. 6 ballot Thursday night by a 17-8 margin, becoming the sixth Wisconsin county to do so. The six in order of passage are Milwaukee, Rock, Dane, Sauk, Brown and La Crosse. The combined estimated 2016 population of the six counties totals 2,095,117. The statewide estimated 2018 population is 5,818,049. The...

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...

Wisconsin cannabis possession arrests surged 5% from 2016 to 2017

July 3, 2018 - New data from 2017 from the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) reveals that arrests for possession of marijuana in Wisconsin increased from 16,245 to 17,022 from 2016 to 2017, an increase of 5%. From 2015 to 2016, pot arrests had gone up almost 9%, from 14,930 to 16,245. Together those increases represent a 14% increase in state pot arrests from 2015 to 2017. Arrests for sales of cannabis also...

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