Wisconsin governor proposes legalizing leisure hashish

This week, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers did that announcement of a proposal in its state by 2021 to fully legalize, regulate and tax recreational cannabis for adults aged 21 and over. The proposal will be included in the state budget for the fiscal year 2021-2023. According to a press release, this could translate into an estimated annual tax revenue of $ 165 million for the state.

“Legalizing and taxing marijuana in Wisconsin – just like we already do with alcohol – ensures that a controlled market and a safe product are available for both recreational and medical users, and can open up myriad opportunities for us to be in our communities invest and create more just state, “said Governor Evers in the Press release. “In all honesty, the red and blue states across the country have pushed legalization, and there’s no reason Wisconsin should be left behind when we know it’s backed by a majority of the Wisconsinites.”

With this new law from Governor Evers, cannabis would be taxed and regulated in the same way as alcohol. It would be regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Ministry of Finance. The proposal would require retailers in Wisconsin to obtain approval to sell marijuana, and all sales to minors under the age of 21 would be prohibited. Similar to other states, there are regulations that include the clause that medical marijuana users are exempt from paying retail taxes.

According to this lawSimilar to other states, Wisconsin residents are allowed to own up to two ounces and grow six plants for personal use. Non-residents cannot own more than a quarter of an ounce of cannabis. Also included in the legislation is that no cannabis from other countries may be used.

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