Voting Update: Referendum Passes!
Ashland voters have spoken: Marijuana should be legal for recreational use in Wisconsin.
A resounding 955 voters said Tuesday that adults 21 and older should be allowed to use marijuana, while 398 said it should legal for medical use only and 234 believe it should be completely illegal.
This is how the referendum appeared on The City of of Ashland voters’ ballots for the April 5th, 2022 Spring Election:
“Should cannabis: (Please select only one of the alternatives below or your vote will be invalid)
(a) Be legal for adults, 21 years of age and older, recreation, or medical use, taxed and regulated like alcohol, with the proceeds from the taxes used for education, healthcare, addiction recovery services, and infrastructure in Wisconsin.
(b) Be legal for medical purposes only and available only by prescription through a medical dispensary.
(c) Remain a criminally illegal drug as provided under current law.
At the local level, Wisconsin is comprised of 72 counties and 595 municipalities. These entities are allowed to govern and make rule by authority for 25 grams of marijuana or less in their jurisdictions. The statutes are 59.54(25)(a) for counties and 66.0107 for municipalities.
Counties and Municipalities (Cities, Towns and Villages) can pass resolutions supporting cannabis reform and also place non-binding referendum on local ballots, such as the one on April 5th, 2022.
If you are interested in becoming a Cannabis Activist and working at the local level, please do not hesitate to volunteer today.