Smoke Signals: Wisconsin referendum reveals voters want legal weed, but what are the risks?

Overwhelming popular support for legalizing marijuana fuels discussion of potential medical, economic and societal benefits and risks

State of Wisconsin

Everything you need to know before the 2018 midterm elections

Polls open at 7 a.m., close at 8 p.m. for one of the most closely watched states in the 2018 election cycle


Advisory referendums mean nothing without political action

Ballot questions concerning marijuana legalization must result in direct, effective legislation


Wisconsin voters to see referendum questions on marijuana legalization during midterm elections

Public opinion data from 16 counties in state could be used to lift or increase marijuana restrictions


Outbreak of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison further prompts need for legalization

Current drug laws do not prevent consumption, but prevent consumption of safe, natural substances


Before white people can cash in on legal weed, Wisconsin needs to provide reparations for black communities

Impact of war on drugs on minorities reveals hypocrisy, racism of legalized marijuana industry

State of Wisconsin

To grow workforce, legislation proposes removing THC from employer drug tests

State representative sees proposal as step in right direction for possible marijuana legalization

State of Wisconsin

Lawmakers hope hemp legalization will boost state economy

Lawmakers said substance is worlds apart from recreational marijuana


Good times and good people at the Cheba Hut four-year anniversary


State of Wisconsin

In joint proposal, Wisconsin Democrats announce legislation to legalize medical marijuana

Efforts include non-binding, statewide referendum