Milwaukee County Supervisor unveils proposal for referendum on marijuana use and taxation

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. is bringing forth a proposal to have a public referendum concerning the personal use of marijuana and how it should be taxed.

The proposal would go on the November 6 ballot.

"It's time for Wisconsin to join the many states across the country that have legalized marijuana and benefited from the revenue that comes with commercial sale and taxation of one of America's largest cash crops," said Supervisor Weishan.

Weishan's proposed referendum question asks voters "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 Committee on Judiciary, Safety, and General Services will consider Weishan's proposal on May 11.

If the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopts Weishan's resolution, the County Clerk will add the referendum question to all Milwaukee County ballots for the November election.

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