MILWAUKEE- The tide is changing when it comes to the idea of legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin.
Sixteen municipalities had questions on their Tuesday ballots regarding marijuana legalization, for medicinal use, recreational use, or as an economic booster.
In Milwaukee the question received a ‘yes’ vote by 70% of people who cast a ballot, similar figures showed up in the city of Waukesha, Racine County, and Kenosha County.
“With that kind of consensus, the position to defend is not listening to the public,” Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele tells WTMJ. Abele goes on to say he thinks there needs to be regulations put on marijuana, if it is legalized, similar to the regulations the state puts on alcohol when it comes to sales and driving while intoxicated.
The ballot measure that was voted on does not legalize marijuana in Wisconsin, it was simply for information only.
Newly elected governor Tony Evers said during the campaign that he’d be open to legalizing the drug for medicinal use, but did not commit to legalizing it for recreational use.