Wood County voters are split on marijuana. They support medical marijuana but oppose recreational. Two referendums were placed on ballots in the spring election.
The referendums are simply to gauge public opinion and support – the outcomes are not binding, the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune says. Officials for Wood County voted to allow the referendums in January. Wood County is following suit behind 16 other counties that asked similar referendum questions in November.
Voters supported medical marijuana with 11,597 supporting it and 4,757 in opposition. Regarding recreational marijuana, 6,665 voters said yes and 9,861 said no.
The issue has been debated several times, with much pushback from law enforcement and other agencies.
Counties across Wisconsin continue to voice their support for medical marijuana legalization as several other jurisdictions also supported the measure in referendums on April 2.