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Wisconsin Voters Embrace Cannabis; Nearly 1 million Vote Yes On Medical And Recreational Use

The referendums were purely advisory; it would be up to the Legislature to pass any changes

Wisconsin residents are closely divided on who should lead the state, but they agree in overwhelming numbers on pot.

Nearly a million voters in 16 counties and two cities answered yes on nonbinding referendums Tuesday asking if marijuana should be legal for medical or recreational use.

With referendums in the five most populous counties, more than half the state’s population was able to weigh in on a total of 23 ballot measures, and every one of them passed by a wide margin.

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