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Wisconsin Gov. Evers Urges Students To Vote In November To Enact Cannabis Reform

Gov. Tony Evers (D), urged young residents to vote on the November ballot and support cannabis legalization. At a roundtable discussion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the governor told students “it’s time” for reform, reported Marijuana Moment. To make reform possible, young people need to vote, Evers said.

The governor joked about how Illinois Gov. Pritzker (D) is making money from Wisconsin residents who buy their weed in his state.

“We talk about this often, because he’s really glad that we have not legalized marijuana because the taxes that are made in Illinois from legal sales of marijuana helps them out a hell of a lot,” Evers said. “Not that any of you have gone to Illinois to buy marijuana, but I bet you maybe one of you has.”

“I am really tired” of prohibition, the governor said, adding that while he’s used his executive authority to grant pardons to people convicted of cannabis violations and completed their sentences, the state needs to move past criminalization altogether.

“The importance of all this is that we have to make sure that the use of marijuana is not something that gets you into the criminal justice system. So we need to legalize

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