MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans plan to unveil a proposal soon to legalize medical marijuana in the state and could vote on it in 2023. This move comes as neighboring states such as Illinois and Michigan have already legalize recreational marijuana.
At the start of this year, it seemed possible that Wisconsin's marijuana laws could change, and the state would join 38 others in offering medical-use cannabis. However, the process has been slow, with debates and discussions among lawmakers.
The potential legalization of medical marijuana in Wisconsin has gained momentum due to the success and revenue generated by surrounding states that have already legalize recreational use. This has put pressure on lawmakers to consider the economic benefits and potential tax revenue that legalizing marijuana could bring to the state.