News flash: A County Board committee on Thursday recommended, 5-0, that a marijuana legalization referendum be held in November. The referendum question would ask, "Do you favor allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana, while also regulating commercial marijuana-related activities, and imposing a tax on the sale of marijuana?"
The issue will go to the full County Board on May 24. The question would be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
The resolution calling for the referendum was sponsored by County Supervisor John Weishan. Members of the Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee voting in favor of it were Supervisors Anthony Staskunas, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, Deanna Alexander, Patti Logsdon, and Steven Shea.
Alexander's motion to make the referendum part of the Aug. 14 primary election failed on a 4-1 vote.
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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