adult use legalization

Racine County Board moves cannabis advisory referendum one step closer plus other updates

August 14, 2018 - On August 13, the Racine County Board held a first reading of the county's proposed cannabis advisory referendum. The resolution returns to the full board for a debate and final vote on Aug. 28, the last day to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot, Coming up Tuesday August 14, the Eau Claire county board's Administration Committee, will take up an advisory referendum proposal starting at 2:30pm at the...

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...

Sauk is 4th Wisconsin county to approve Nov. 6 cannabis advisory referendum

July 17, 2018 - THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY AND WILL BE UPDATED Updated 07/18/2018 at 8:12:09 AM Winnebago County. Updated 07/18/2018 at 1:56:19 PM to include update on Kenosha County July 17 committee vote. Updated 07/18/2018 at 2:28:27 PM to include the question approved for the ballot by the Sauk County Board July 17. In Sauk County the full board approved placing the advisory referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

OPED: Cannabis Legalization: Not if but how

May 19, 2018 - In Nov. 2018, Wisconsin voters will cast ballots for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, all 99 state assembly reps and 16 of 33 state senators, along with federal offices including all 8 congressional reps and a U.S. senate seat. Efforts are underway in Milwaukee County to place a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on county ballots. The huge field of Democrats...

Southeastern Wisconsin NORML releases survey of Dem gubernatorial candidate's cannabis positions

April 20, 2018 - Just in time for 4/20, Southeastern Wisconsin NORML has released the results of a 12 question survey on cannabis that was sent to each of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates seeking the nomination in the August primary election. Six candidates responded from the large field of Democrats running: former Wisconsin Democracy Campaign head Mike McCabe, former Democratic Party chair Matt Flynn, radio...

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