Evers' Budget Proposal Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says his budget plan will include a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.
The idea will likely be blocked by the Republican-controlled Legislature, but it could be a catalyst to allow the use of medical marijuana.
Evers says the recreational marijuana measure could generate $166 million in revenue.
That revenue would then be used to help fund rural schools and programs for marginalized communities.
Wisconsin is among a minority of states that have not legalized marijuana use in some form.
That’s despite recent state polling showing more than half surveyed support it.