Kenosha Common Council To Consider Marijuana Ballot Measure

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–The Kenosha Common Council is set to consider a resolution that would measure the public’s mood on marijuana legalization and taxation.

The resolution has no fewer than eight sponsors meaning it’s all but guaranteed to pass. If it does, Kenosha voters will get asked the question on the November 8th ballot.

The resolution cites momentum in Madison for legalization, and claims that legalization would undercut the illicit market and allow law enforcement to “solve more serious crimes and apprehend more dangerous criminals.”

It also cites a 2018 referendum in which 88 percent of county residents voted in favor of medical marijuana.

The measure passed committee on a 5-0 vote.