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Wisconsin: Half Of State Voters Back Legalizing Marijuana Use

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wisconsin marijuana legalizationMilwaukee, WI: One out of two Wisconsin voters believe that marijuana use ought to be legal, according to survey data released by Marquette University Law School.

Fifty percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “[M]arijuana use should be made legal.” Forty-five percent of respondents disagreed with the statement.

Under present law, the possession of any amount of cannabis in Wisconsin is classified as a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to six-month in jail and a $1,000 fine. Any subsequent marijuana possession offense is classified as a felony, punishable by up to 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The Marquette University poll is the latest in a series of statewide surveys, including state-specific polls in CaliforniaFloridaLouisianaMarylandMichigan, and Texas, showing that more adults support legalizing cannabis than approve of its criminal prohibition.

Eight hundred randomly sampled registered voters participated in the poll. A random half-sample of those surveyed responded to the specific question regarding marijuana policy.

The Marquette poll has a margin of error of +/-3.5 percent.

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3 Comments

  1. Wisconsin is huge in the overall marijuana legalization efforts. With the highest rates of incarcerated african american males in the country (12%) and Chicago’s proximity, an abundance of information is available to show how unjust these laws. Racism has never left America, new rules were just put in place.

  2. When will these dinosaurs learn that prohibition and turning good folks into crimanals is not the answer. There is no problem so why create one, just for revenue i guess

  3. High doses of oral decarboxylated cannabis = heals (not just treats) diseases like MS, cancer, and Crohn’s.

    Cannabis prohibition = genocide

    Legalize cannabis for the benefit of human health.

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