Wisconsin County, City and Village to hold Cannabis Advisory referendums April 2

Posted: March 28, 2019 by Gary Storck
Category: Elections

In addition to a statewide Wisconsin Supreme Court election, and assorted city and county elections, three Wisconsin localities will find cannabis advisory referendums on their ballots in the upcoming Spring 2019 election on April 2; Wood County, the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County village of Egg Harbor.

Wood County supervisors approved two referendum questions in a 10-7 vote on Jan. 15. Earlier the same day, the Sturgeon Bay city council voted 5-2 to approve two cannabis advisory referendums for the April 2 spring election ballot. A day earlier, on Jan. 14, Egg Harbor village trustees voted unanimously to put questions on medical and adult use cannabis before village voters.

The Wood County’s medical cannabis referendum asks:

“Should marijuana be legal for medical purposes only and available only by prescription through a medical dispensary?”

The wording for Wood County’s adult use referendum question reads:

“Should marijuana be legal for adults, 21 years of age and older, for recreational use to be taxed and regulated like alcohol?”

Sturgeon Bay voters will find these two referendums on their ballots:

“Do you support the use of cannabis for medical purposes?”

“Do you support allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of cannabis?”

Due to an administrative issue, the Sturgeon Bay referendum was not initially listed on a spreadsheet published on the website of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

After Cannabadger contacted the Elections Commission, we were advised the error will be corrected and the Sturgeon Bay referendum should appear on an updated Election Board referendum spreadsheet as early as March 29.

The two questions Village of Egg Harbor voters will see April 2 are:

Question #1: “Do you support the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

Question #2 “Do you support allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana on private property?”

In the Nov. 6, 2018 general election, voters easily passed cannabis advisory referendums in 16 counties and the cities of Racine and Waukesha, with close to a million voters saying yes to legalizing medical and/or adult use cannabis.