Entrepreneur Seke Ballard sees legalization as a way for people of color to get ahead after years of being harmed by marijuana laws.
Users of marijuana and its derivatives are everywhere — from children with serious illness to dogs, and in cities and a small town hair salon.
Writing rules has proven to be challenging; many communities that voted ‘yes’ to legalizing recreational marijuana now say ‘no’ to retail sales.
Even in states such as Colorado where cannabis has been legal for many years, not everyone is on board; New Jersey, New York fail to reach consensus on legalization.
Polls and referenda show Wisconsinites are warming to the idea of legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use. But not everyone is on board.
Public support for cannabis is growing, but GOP lawmakers mostly oppose Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to legalize medical cannabis and possession of small amounts.