Cities in this state are attempting to legalize cannabis before the state


Due to Wisconsin’s limited medical cannabis program, cities began the process of legalizing cannabis within their own borders.

Madison and Stevens Point are two Wisconsin cities who are preparing to legalize cannabis locally while it still remains illegal in the state and under federal law.

Stevens Point city council member Mary McComb is currently working with activists to draft a cannabis legalization proposal by October, while Rep. Melissa Sargent in Madison introduced social cannabis legislation in June and is awaiting a hearing.

Last April, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law which allowed patients with debilitating diseases to access cannabidiol (CBD), a compound of the cannabis plant which contains medical properties but does not contain psychoactive effects.

A statewide cannabis legalization bill currently sits with state legislators, but it depends on Walker to sign the bill into law.