MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee County supervisor needs to ask voters if they need Wisconsin to legalize hashish for adults 21 and older.
Legalization of the drug is gaining momentum throughout the nation, and voters in Wisconsin’s most populous county ought to have an opportunity to weigh in on the matter, based on County Supervisor John Weishan.
“It’s time that the state of Wisconsin got with the 21st century,” he stated, including that authorized hashish additionally might increase tax income.
Under his proposal, Milwaukee County voters can be requested whether or not they assume Wisconsin ought to regulate the business distribution of pot and tax it. The proposal handed the county’s judiciary committee Thursday, May 10, 2018, and now goes to the complete county board. If accredited on the board’s assembly May 24, 2018, it will go on the Nov. 6, 2018, common election poll as an advisory referendum.
State lawmakers haven’t acted on legislative proposals to take away felony penalties for private hashish use.
A Pew Research Center survey says six out of 10 Americans now help legalizing the drug. Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized possession of small quantities of marijuana for grownup leisure use, in response to the National Conference of State Legislatures.