Racine County Board to vote August 28 on Cannabis Advisory Referendum

On Aug. 28 at 6:30pm, the Racine county board will convene to vote on an advisory referendum authored by Supervisors Fabi Maldonado and Nick Demske. The board meets at 14200 Washington Ave., Sturtevant.

District Two Racine County Sup. Fabi Maldonado, co-author of the Racine cannabis advisory referendum. (Racine County)

Asked for his thoughts on the pending vote by the board, Sup. Maldonado told Cannabadger, “Racine County residents deserve to have their voices heard. At the end of the day, we are not asking for the Racine County Board’s opinion on cannabis reform, but instead, we are asking the residents of Racine County what they think on the issue.”

Aug. 28 is also the state deadline for placing referendums on the Nov. 6 general election ballot and Racine is the last county to vote on whether to approve a referendum. A total of 20 Wisconsin counties have looked at cannabis advisory referendums with 14 approving referendums and 5 rejecting them.

Latest map of Wisconsin counties that and advisory referendum status as of 8-21-2018.

The combined estimated 2016 population of the 14 counties that have approved referendums so far is 2,410,747, while the total estimated 2016 Wisconsin population was 5.75 million. Racine is the state’s fifth most populous county with a 2016 estimated population of 196,071. If the Racine county board votes to approve, it will bump up the combined population total of counties that will vote on cannabis advisory referendums Nov. 6 to include nearly half the state population.

On August 6, the Racine city council passed a citywide cannabis advisory referendum sponsored by District 3 Alder John Tate II for the Nov. 6 ballot on a 10-3 vote.

Previous Cannabadger coverage of Wisconsin county advisory referendums:

Five of six Wisconsin county boards approve cannabis advisory referendums for Nov. 6 ballot
Six more Wisconsin counties to vote on cannabis advisory referendums August 21
Portage County approves cannabis advisory referendum on 22-1 vote
Racine County Board moves cannabis advisory referendum one step closer plus other updates
St. Croix board rejects referendum 9-8, Racine county committee okays board vote
Portage and Forest County Committees Advance Referendums To Full Board
County Advisory Referendum Updates: Langlade, Eau Claire, Racine, Portage and more
Marathon County Board approves medical cannabis referendum 19-15
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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