Half of Wisconsin Wants to Legalize Marijuana


We already know that America as a whole loves marijuana so much they practically want it to be the nation’s next president. However, for the time being, marijuana legalization in America takes place on the state level, not the federal level. So it’s important to keep an eye on how each individual state’s citizens feel about the weed.

And nearly 50% of the cheese heads (a non-medical marijuana state) think the time is night to just legalize this good stuff once and for all. A recent state-wide poll’s results are in, and with 49,7% for outright legalization and 44.9% against it, the majority of Wisconsin has put their support behind cannabis.

The state has an impending medical marijuana bill on the horizon, and if this poll is any indication, Wisconsin should soon become another one of America’s medical marijuana states, helping us come dangerously close to that tipping point of 25 states (it currently stands at 21):

Gary Storck, an activist with the Madison chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), pointed out in a letter-to-the-editor that the most recent statewide poll by the Marquette University Law School showed that roughly half of Wisconsin’s registered voters support full legalization of the drug.

Specifically, 49.7 percent supported legalization, 44.9 percent opposed and 4.7 percent didn’t know.

Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, the chief sponsor in the Assembly of a bill to set up a system for medical marijuana, said she is not sure where she stands on full legalization.

“I think there are pros and cons to it,” she said.

The lead sponsor of the medical marijuana bill in the Senate, Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, has said in the past that he does not support full legalization. A spokeswoman said on Friday that he was unavailable for comment on the issue. [Chippewa.com]

Another day, another portion of America pleads their case for cannabis. The bigger question we really need to start asking: who doesn’t want to legalize marijuana, and why wouldn’t they?

The answer might scare us all.

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Barry has been writing about marijuana for over five years. Prior to joining Marijuana.com, Barry wrote about sports and music. His work has appeared on TIME, The Huffington Post, Deadspin, and elsewhere on the Internet. In his spare time, he enjoys disco and Kosher Kush.