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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.

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