Patience is wearing thin in Wisconsin regarding marijuana legalization. Representative Melissa Sargent has been advocating for legalization for 5 years. She’s fighting for medical and recreational marijuana legalization.
The state needs revenue and legalization could bring some of that needed money to Wisconsin, according to the Portage Daily Register. Sargent also says that there could be a savings of both time and money for law enforcement if legalization happens. Governor Tony Evers seems to be on the side of legalization as well.
Sargent said, “Adults choosing to use marijuana in the safety of their own home is a matter of personal liberty and freedom.”
Governor Evers said, “At the end of the day, do I favor legalization? Yes. “
He’s also said that he would sign a legalization bill if it came to his desk. For now, though, it looks like the state’s budget is just going to include taking the first steps toward legalizing medical marijuana.
The state’s new Attorney General, Josh Kaul, is also supportive of medical marijuana legalization.
The Wisconsin lawmakers are where the trouble lies. But, seeing as so many areas of the state said that they support legalization through referendums, some type of reform could be expected this legislative session.