Legalization in Wisconsin still faces many hurdles, including opposition from top GOP leaders. But our series, The Cannabis Question, provided crucial fodder for this public debate. News outlets across the country picked up these stories 433 times, reaching an estimated audience of 5.3 million people.
Managing editor for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Dee J. Hall discusses the findings of The Cannabis Question series and the fact-checking process used by Wisconsin Watch in this video.
If Wisconsin were to legalize cannabis, teenagers, pregnant women and people with a family history of serious mental illness should avoid it, doctors warn.
Marijuana’s illegality nationally makes it difficult to study, and its prohibition in Wisconsin makes it hard to obtain for people who rely on it for treatment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has OK’d just four medicines containing cannabis-related products; other countries have approved more.
The hundreds of collateral consequences of low-level marijuana convictions include barriers to jobs, housing and financial aid.
Proposals could help those with past arrests or convictions seek jobs and other opportunities; experts say the existing expungement law is hard to navigate.
If Wisconsin legalizes medical or recreational marijuana, state regulations would drive whether small and minority-owned businesses thrive — or even survive.
Entrepreneur Seke Ballard sees legalization as a way for people of color to get ahead after years of being harmed by marijuana laws.
Immigrants face a danger of deportation if they possess or invest in marijuana, even in states where it is legal.
Gov. Tony Evers’ decriminalization proposal focuses on decreasing racial disparities in arrests; experts point to policing practices as the main issue.
Users of marijuana and its derivatives are everywhere — from children with serious illness to dogs, and in cities and a small town hair salon.