Dane County Wisconsin Will Vote On Marijuana

WISCONSIN:  Voters in Dane County will see advisory referendums on legalization of marijuana, corporate personhood — and, in one village, whether taxpayers should buy a new leaf vacuum — when they go to the polls Tuesday.

County voters will also be asked to advise the state Legislature on whether to legalize marijuana.

County board member Leland Pan, who helped put the question onto the ballot, said legalization could help reduce arrests in a criminal justice system that prosecutes racial minorities disproportionately, and cut back on government intrusions into people’s lives generally. Marijuana also has health benefits, can stimulate the agricultural and other sectors of the economy and increase government tax base, Pan said.

Wisconsin Democrats Introduce Yet Another Medical Marijuana Bill

WISCONSIN: Wisconsin Democrats are trying again to legalize marijuana for medical use.

Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison and Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Middleton held a news conference Thursday to announce a new bill, saying marijuana can provide pain relief other medication doesn’t. [Read more…]

Wisconsin Democrats Introduce Yet Another Medical Marijuana Bill

WISCONSIN: Wisconsin Democrats are trying again to legalize marijuana for medical use.

Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison and Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Middleton held a news conference Thursday to announce a new bill, saying marijuana can provide pain relief other medication doesn’t. [Read more…]

Medical Marijuana Bill Unlikely To Pass In Wisconsin, Despite Growing Public Support

WISCONSIN: Nobody wants to be a criminal. That’s the thought that crosses John’s mind each night as he gets ready for bed. Part of his nightly routine involves breaking the law, but he isn’t losing any sleep over it. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. [Read more…]