By Tim Kowols
More counties across the state are taking up advisory referendums regarding marijuana usage in Wisconsin. Brown County became the latest last week to approve an advisory referendum for this fall asking voters if they would be in favor of legalizing marijuana for medicinal uses. A “yes” vote would not change current laws, but only ask the Wisconsin Legislature to consider it in an upcoming session. The Boards of Supervisors for Door County and Kewaunee County have not considered their own measure on it yet. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says the debate should move cautiously as communities deal with addiction issues with other drugs.
The counties of Dane, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Rock, and Sauk will all have marijuana-related referendums on their ballots this fall.