Voters in Rock County will be able to voice their opinions on marijuana legalization on November 6. The vote is simply to gauge public support for legalization. A majority would not legalize marijuana in the state.
It is estimated that legal marijuana could raise $138 million in revenue for the state, the Beloit Daily News reports. Board member Yuri Rashkin commented that approving the referendum is an “important step in weighing public support for an evolving issue”. The county board of health tabled the issue, which allowed it to be voted on by the full county board.
Rashkin said, “I will take it. Everyone who wants the situation to change would rather have a close win than a close loss. We got through the first important step and getting that put on the ballot.”
The question that Rock County voters will see on their November 6 ballots 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?”