Wisconsin Governor ‘Tired’ Of Marijuana Revenue Going To Illinois Next Door

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D), whose proposed state budget includes provisions to legalize both medical and adult-use marijuana, says he’s sick of seeing tax revenue from cannabis sales go to neighboring states that have already legalized. “Frankly I’m kind of tired of talking to the governor from Illinois,” he said in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday. “Whenever I get with him, he thanks me for having Wisconsinites cross the border to buy marijuana.” Later in the day, Evers held a virtual town hall-style meeting where he and other members of the administration explained the legalization proposals and other elements of the budget plan, took public comments and urged constituents to pressure the Republican-controlled legislature to stop blocking cannabis reform. Nearly 300 people attended the evening event, which featured comments from the governor, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D) and representatives of some state agencies, including the Department of Corrections. A Twitter follower asked: "When will we hear about marijuana reform?" It's a great question—our #BadgerBounceback agenda proposes regulating and taxing marijuana much like we do with alcohol, so I've got answers pic.twitter.com/5IcNnmhnUF — Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) April 14, 2021 Evers noted that among voters, members of both parties support the policy change even if that isn’t being translated into legislative action by lawmakers in the state’s GOP-led Senate and Assembly. “In one of the rooms I work in at the Capitol, on the ceiling it says: ‘The will of the people is the law of the land,’” Evers said, “and I take that seriously. When people are passing referenda to say, ‘We believe that we should have recreational marijuana and/or medicinal marijuana,’ that’s what we should do as legislators and as leaders in the executive branch.” At the local level, Wisconsin voters in three jurisdictions last year approved…

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