MADISON, Wis. — Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn says if Wisconsin voters want to legalize marijuana, he’s all for it.
Flynn on Tuesday called for the Republican-controlled Legislature to put a non-binding referendum on the November 2018 ballot asking if there’s support for the legalization and sale of marijuana.
If it would pass, Flynn says as governor he would push the Legislature to follow through.
There have been small signs of movement in the current Legislature among supporters of legalizing marijuana. A bipartisan bill introduced this year would have loosened penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
Gov. Scott Walker opposes pot legalization.
I believe that legalizing marijuana will simply recognize a fact of life for many people, including the increasing use of medical marijuana by senior citizens to alleviate pain. Another result will be the increased tax revenue & safety benefits https://t.co/Et3IpZ1BM3 #legalizeit https://t.co/ZfChOaZYe0
— Matt Flynn (@ForwardWFlynn) November 14, 2017