county advisory referendums


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: July 29, 2018:

July 29, 2020 - Racine Alder John Tate III announces plans to introduce cannabis advisory referendum, for the City of Racine.

Wisonsin State Journal: Sheriff is tough on pot, easy on virus -- Gary Storck

April 30, 2020 - The Wisconsin State Journal published my letter to the editor, Sheriff is tough on pot, easy on virus, online on April 26, 2020. It appeared in the print edition on Monday, April 27, 2020. Letter as it appeared in the print edirion:    


Wisconsin Justice Institute launches Vote Cannabis 2018 website

September 18, 2018 - The Wisconsin Justice Institute (WJI), a key player in coordinating the campaign to place advisory referendums on cannabis legalization on Wisconsin city and county ballots in the Nov. 6 general election, recently premiered a new website Vote Cannabis 2018 ( The Wisconsin Justice Institute created Vote Cannabis 2018 to serve as a hub for...


Fond du Lac County Public safety committee gives new life to cannabis advisory referendum

September 5, 2018 - On Aug. 21, the Fond du Lac County board was one of 7 counties voting on cannabis advisory referendums, but unlike the six others, rejected approving a referendum, instead voting to refer it to the Public Safety committee on a 15-8 vote on a motion by District 23 Sup. Martin Ryan. The move came during a contentious meeting that saw sheriff’s deputies removing at least one person from the chambers...


New Marquette Law school Poll finds 61% support for cannabis legalization in Wisconsin

August 22, 2018 - A new Marquette Law School poll released today finds 61% support for regulating cannabis like alcohol in Wisconsin. The last time the poll asked the question in July 2016, the figure was 59% support. Marijuana legalizationSixty-one percent say marijuana should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol while 36 percent oppose legalization. When previously asked in July 2016, 59 percent supported...


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...


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...


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. 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...