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Southeast Wisconsin voters say 'yes' to marijuana legalization on advisory referenda

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN (CBS 58) –Several counties in southeast Wisconsin had advisory referenda on their ballots about marijuana legalization. The referenda are only advisory, meaning no action will be taken immediately, however it gives lawmakers a better idea of what voters want.

In Milwaukee County, with 98% of precincts reporting, 70% of voters said 'yes' to the idea of legalizing marijuana in some way.

In Racine County, with 99% of precincts reporting, 59% of voters said they would want to legalize recreational marijuana, while 85% of voters said they would want to legalize medical marijuana.  81% of voters said they would tax marijuana for state revenue.

In the City of Racine, 88% of voters said they would want to legalize medical marijuana, 66% would want to legalize recreational marijuana, and 72% of voters said they would want to decriminalize marijuana in Wisconsin.   

In Kenosha County, 88% of voters said they would allow medical marijuana.

In the City of Waukesha, 77% of voters said they would be open to legalizing medical cannabis.


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