Wisconsin Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal Stripped From Budget By GOP-Led Committee

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A GOP-led Wisconsin joint committee on Thursday voted to scrap the governor’s budget proposal to legalize marijuana in the state—one of nearly 400 provisions that were eliminated. In a vote of 12-4, the Joint Finance Committee removed language that would establish an adult-use cannabis market and medical marijuana system. The move was widely anticipated in the Republican-controlled legislature, and it’s led to calls from Gov. Tony Evers (D) and other Democratic policymakers to have residents put pressure on their representatives to support the administration’s agenda. Pass it on. — Wisconsin Democrats (@WisDems) May 6, 2021 Evers released details of his proposed legalization legislation through his budget request in February. It would have allowed adults 21 and older, or qualifying patients, to purchase, possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use. Residents could possess up to two ounces of marijuana, while out-of-state visitors could have up to one quarter-ounce. Adults could grow up to six plants for personal use. Other budget items that the committee eliminated include ones to expand Medicaid, make it easier to have criminal records expunged and reduce the state’s prison population. 58% of the state supports marijuana legalization. The tax revenue could be reinvested in our communities.https://t.co/gAl8WzZSzf — Ben Wikler (@benwikler) May 6, 2021 “Today, Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee voted to remove nearly 400 initiatives from our budget—including items like BadgerCare expansion, marijuana legalization, and bold steps to address the climate crisis,” Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes (D) said. “They’re putting our economic recovery and our future at risk.” Today, Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee voted to remove nearly 400 initiatives from our budget—including items like BadgerCare expansion, marijuana legalization, and bold steps to address the climate crisis. They're putting our economic recovery and our future at risk. https://t.co/TZ9AXLuPat — Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes (@LGMandelaBarnes) May…

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