Wisconsin Governor Pledges To Put Marijuana Legalization In Upcoming Budget After Voters Approve Reform On The Ballot

“I sure the hell hope it happens within the next four years”

The newly reelected governor of Wisconsin is reaffirming his commitment to legalizing marijuana in the state, pledging to again include the reform in his budget proposal that he’ll be submitting early next year.

One day after voters in multiple cities and counties across Wisconsin approved non-binding advisory questions on their local ballots in favor of legalizing cannabis, Gov. Tony Evers (D) discussed the issue at a press conference.

Asked about his forthcoming budget proposal for 2023-2025, Evers said it will be one that “includes legalizing marijuana, and [lawmakers will] have a chance to talk about that and see if that’s something we want to do.”

“At some point in time, the will of the people will become the law of the land,” Evers said on Wednesday. “I sure the hell hope it happens within the next four years because we just can’t, as a state, continue to say, ‘well, 80 percent of the people want X’ and we try to do X and then nothing happens.”

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