Yes. Polls in recent years have recorded support from the majority of Wisconsinites for Medicaid expansion, paid leave, lead pipe replacement and marijuana legalization.
Are Black people four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana in Wisconsin?
Yes. Black people in Wisconsin are 4.2 times as likely to face arrest for marijuana possession than white people, according to an American Civil Liberties Union report analyzing 2010-2018 data.
Wisconsin Republicans kill legalized pot, stadium repairs
Wisconsin Republicans have voted to kill proposals to legalize marijuana, pay for renovations at the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium and create a paid family leave program.
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers working on medical pot legalization
After years of opposition to any form of marijuana legalization in Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are now working privately to build support for a medical marijuana program that could win bipartisan backing and be enacted into law later this year.
Is marijuana legalization included in Wisconsin’s proposed budget every year?
Yes. Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers recommended the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in 2019 and 2021 — the years in which the biennial state budget was passed since he was elected.
Do a majority of Wisconsinites support legalizing marijuana?
Yes. Just under two-thirds (64%) of registered voters support legalizing marijuana, according to a Marquette Law School Poll released Nov. 2, 2022. Democrats and independents were more likely to support legalization, at 82% and 67%, compared to 43% of Republicans.
What’s the matter with marijuana? For some people, it’s dangerous
If Wisconsin were to legalize cannabis, teenagers, pregnant women and people with a family history of serious mental illness should avoid it, doctors warn.
Wisconsinites use cannabis as a medicine, but research and the law are not yet on their side
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.
List of federally approved marijuana medications in the U.S. is short
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has OK’d just four medicines containing cannabis-related products; other countries have approved more.
How a little pot can lead to big consequences for tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents
The hundreds of collateral consequences of low-level marijuana convictions include barriers to jobs, housing and financial aid.
‘I’m still discriminated against’: Wisconsin lawmakers propose easing burdens on marijuana offenders
Proposals could help those with past arrests or convictions seek jobs and other opportunities; experts say the existing expungement law is hard to navigate.
Marijuana Inc.: Billions at stake as states move to legalize cannabis
If Wisconsin legalizes medical or recreational marijuana, state regulations would drive whether small and minority-owned businesses thrive — or even survive.