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Revision as of 11:43, 16 January 2014

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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]

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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

Recreational

Colorado:

Maine:

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Town of York Recreational Marijuana Legalization Measure (November 2014)

Massachusetts:

Michigan:

New Mexico:

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Albuquerque Marijuana Decriminalization Measure (November 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Santa Fe Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative (November 2014)

Wisconsin:

Approveda Dane County State Legalization of Marijuana Referendum (April 2014)

Medical

California:

Approveda Lake County Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance 2997 Referendum, Measure N (June 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Imperial Beach "Compassionate Access Ordinance" Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Act (June 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Napa Medical Marijuana Dispensary Referendum (November 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Costa Mesa "Initiative to Provide Revenue to the City of Costa Mesa Citizens" Medical Marijuana Initiative (November 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Costa Mesa "Act to Restrict and Regulate the Operation of Medical Marijuana Businesses" Initiative (November 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of San Jose Medical Marijuana Regulation Act of 2014 (November 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of San Jose Pension Measure to Alter Measure B Reform Charter Amendment (November 2014)


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