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.