The governor of Wisconsin released a budget plan on Tuesday that calls for legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana in the state. Despite vocal resistance from leaders in the Republican-controlled legislature, Gov. Tony Evers (D) moved forward with attaching the reform to his proposal. It would allow adults 21 and older, or qualifying patients, to purchase, possess, and cultivate cannabis for personal use. Evers, who first announced he would put legal cannabis in his fiscal request earlier this month, didn’t specifically mention the policy during his budget speech on Tuesday. But the text of the plan as submitted to lawmakers offers an in-depth look at what the program would look like.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 02/17/2021 12:54:00