Majority of voters in Dane, Rock, Sauk, Marquette counties in support of pot referendums

MADISON, Wis. - Voters in multiple counties across Wisconsin also weighed in Tuesday on a marijuana legalization referendum.

In Dane County, there was overwhelming support for legalizing recreational use with more than 75 percent of the votes being in favor.

In Rock County, 69 percent of voters said they’d support the recreational use of marijuana.

In Sauk County, the referendum asked about the legalization of medical marijuana and whether Wisconsin should join 32 other states allowing the drug to be used to treat chronic pain.

Eighty percent of Sauk County voters said they’d back that law change.

Marquette County also asked about medicinal use. More than three quarters of people there said they’d support the idea.

Unofficial returns from Milwaukee County show 70 percent of voters say the state's prohibition on marijuana should end and that its sales should be taxed. 

Advisory referendums on marijuana were on the ballots in 16 counties and two cities Tuesday. Ten of the counties and the City of Waukesha focused on its medical use only.

In Waukesha, 77 percent of voters said marijuana should be legalized for medical use.

All of the referendums were advisory, which means the results won’t change any laws, they will just advise the lawmakers on what the public wants.


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