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Milwaukee County approves marijuana referendum on November ballot

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Residents in Milwaukee County will see a referendum on the November ballot asking voters to take a position on the personal use, commercial regulation and taxation of marijuana. The County Board approved the resolution 15-1 on Thursday.

"I want to congratulate all the folks who have worked so hard to build a broad consensus in favor of changing our marijuana laws, and made this referendum possible. From the medical marijuana advocates to small business owners, to those fighting on behalf of people languishing in prison for possession, I support all their causes. It's time for the politicians in Madison to do their job and follow the will of the people, for the health and well-being of our citizens and our economy." said Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., the sponsor of the resolution.

The referendum will read:

Do you favor allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana, while also regulating commercial marijuana-related activities, and imposing a tax on the sale of marijuana?

The election is set for November 6.

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