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{{Marijuana}}{{tnr}}A '''Dane County State Legalization of Marijuana Referendum''' ballot question may be on the [[April 1, 2014 ballot measures in Wisconsin|April 1, 2014 election ballot]] for voters in the [[Dane County, Wisconsin ballot measures|Dane County]], [[Wisconsin]].
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{{Marijuana}}{{tnr}}A '''Dane County State Legalization of Marijuana Referendum''' ballot question will be on the [[April 1, 2014 ballot measures in Wisconsin|April 1, 2014 election ballot]] for voters in the [[Dane County, Wisconsin ballot measures|Dane County]], [[Wisconsin]].
  
If approved, this referendum question would enact a resolution that would call on state legislators to pass a law legalizing marijuana in the state of Wisconsin. The referendum ballot measure was sponsored by county supervisors Leland Pan and Kyle Richmond. It was also endorsed by Nate Petreman, who acts as president of the Madison branch of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.<ref name=Article>[http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/marijuana-referendum-could-be-on-dane-county-ballot/article_727e8741-8223-59e1-bba4-274682330469.html#ixzz2qJrkSJBm ''Madison.com'', "Marijuana referendum could be on Dane County ballot", December 5, 2014]</ref>
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If approved, this referendum question would enact a resolution that would call on state legislators to pass a law legalizing marijuana in the state of Wisconsin. The referendum ballot measure was sponsored by county supervisors Leland Pan and Kyle Richmond. It was also endorsed by Nate Petreman, who acts as president of the Madison branch of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The measure is a [[Advisory question|non-binding, advisory vote only]], which means that no legislation will be directly enacted through the approval of the question.<ref name=Article>[http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/marijuana-referendum-could-be-on-dane-county-ballot/article_727e8741-8223-59e1-bba4-274682330469.html#ixzz2qJrkSJBm ''Madison.com'', "Marijuana referendum could be on Dane County ballot", December 5, 2014]</ref>
  
 
Richmond noted that [[Dane County Marijuana Advisory Question (November 2010)|75% of Dane County residents voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana use in a 2010 advisory question]]. He concluded, "The momentum is clearly in favor of decriminalization."<ref name=Article/>
 
Richmond noted that [[Dane County Marijuana Advisory Question (November 2010)|75% of Dane County residents voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana use in a 2010 advisory question]]. He concluded, "The momentum is clearly in favor of decriminalization."<ref name=Article/>
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==Text of measure==
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===Ballot question===
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The question before voters in April will be:
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"Should the state government enact legislation legalizing marijuana?"<ref name=Res/>}}
 
[[File:Madison NORML 2 2.png|right|250px]]
 
[[File:Madison NORML 2 2.png|right|250px]]
 
==Support==
 
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Petreman said, "Put the question before the people. I urge our representatives in state government to listen to what the people say."<ref name=Article/>
 
Petreman said, "Put the question before the people. I urge our representatives in state government to listen to what the people say."<ref name=Article/>
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Gary Storck of "Is My Medicine Legal Yet" said, "There's a tremendous buzz on this around the country. We saw tremendous excitement in Colorado when storefronts opened there January 1. So this is something people are interested in and I think the sooner we can let citizens weigh in, the better."<ref name=Res/>
  
 
==Opposition==
 
==Opposition==
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==Path to the ballot==
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:: ''See also: [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Wisconsin]]''
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On January 9, 2014, the Dane County Supervisors voted unanimously to put the non-binding referendum question before voters.<ref name=Res>[http://www.examiner.com/article/dane-county-votes-to-put-pot-legalization-advisory-referendum-on-spring-ballots ''The Examiner'', "Dane County votes to put pot legalization advisory referendum on Spring ballots," January 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Related measures==
 
==Related measures==
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* [http://www.countyofdane.com/clerk/ Dane County Clerk website]
 
* [http://www.countyofdane.com/clerk/ Dane County Clerk website]
 
* [http://madisonnorml.org/ Madison NORML website]
 
* [http://madisonnorml.org/ Madison NORML website]
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==Additional reading==
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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A Dane County State Legalization of Marijuana Referendum ballot question will be on the April 1, 2014 election ballot for voters in the Dane County, Wisconsin.

If approved, this referendum question would enact a resolution that would call on state legislators to pass a law legalizing marijuana in the state of Wisconsin. The referendum ballot measure was sponsored by county supervisors Leland Pan and Kyle Richmond. It was also endorsed by Nate Petreman, who acts as president of the Madison branch of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The measure is a non-binding, advisory vote only, which means that no legislation will be directly enacted through the approval of the question.[1]

Richmond noted that 75% of Dane County residents voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana use in a 2010 advisory question. He concluded, "The momentum is clearly in favor of decriminalization."[1]

Text of measure

Ballot question

The question before voters in April will be:

"Should the state government enact legislation legalizing marijuana?"[2][3]

Madison NORML 2 2.png

Support

The bill calling for the referendum vote was sponsored by county supervisors Leland Pan and Kyle Richmond. It was also endorsed by Nate Petreman, who acts as president of the Madison branch of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.[1]

Petreman said, "Put the question before the people. I urge our representatives in state government to listen to what the people say."[1]

Gary Storck of "Is My Medicine Legal Yet" said, "There's a tremendous buzz on this around the country. We saw tremendous excitement in Colorado when storefronts opened there January 1. So this is something people are interested in and I think the sooner we can let citizens weigh in, the better."[2]

Opposition

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Wisconsin

On January 9, 2014, the Dane County Supervisors voted unanimously to put the non-binding referendum question before voters.[2]

Related measures

See also

External links

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