Wisconsin Bill Would Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

MADISON, Wisc. (Sept. 2, 2017) – A Wisconsin bill introduced last week would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the Badger State.

Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and 17 co-sponsors introduced Assembly Bill 482 (AB482) on Aug. 24. The legislation would legalize marijuana under a tax-and-regulate system enforced at the state level similar to alcohol. Under the proposed law, a Wisconsin resident who is at least 21 could legally possess no more than two ounces of marijuana and a nonresident of Wisconsin who is at least 21 could possess no more than one-quarter ounce of marijuana. The legislation would also create a licensing structure for the cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana. Additionally, the bill would create a process for medical marijuana use.

“This bill is so much more than legalizing marijuana—it’s about legalizing opportunity and prosperity,” Rep. Sargent said. “The state budget was due two weeks ago, and Wisconsin simply can’t afford to wait any longer. We deserve a real plan to create new jobs and stimulate our lagging economy, and that’s what this bill is.”

If AB482 is successful this year, Wisconsin would …

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One comment on “Wisconsin Bill Would Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition
  1. James Velazquez says:

    Yes, the economy could use a push however I believe that Marijuana has a place to exist as a legal and medically available drug. We are beating ourselves up holding ourselves tolerating the circumstances such as arrests and fines. The start is there and is inevitable. The only thing keeping us back are those who are stuck on old fashioned thoughts. The reality is now. There’s no point in keeping us back. We as the people know!

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