Given the recent favorable trend in public opinion on cannabis, Eau Claire County is working with the Wisconsin Justice Initiative and others to place a referendum on the ballots of Wisconsin counties to determine where Wisconsin citizens stand on the cannabis debate.
Fact Sheet #18-19/050
Resolution #18-19/050 - DIRECTING THE COUNTY CLERK TO PLACE THE REFERENDUM QUESTION IN THIS RESOLUTION REGARDING LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS ON THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 BALLOT
|Sample Ballot Language - Option #1||Sample Ballot Language Option #2|
Should cannabis be legalized for adult use, taxed and regulated like alcohol, with the proceeds from the taxes used for education, healthcare, and infrastructure in Wisconsin?
Marijuana Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations – WI State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, June 2016
FAQs about Medical Marijuana Ballot Question - Marathon County, WI , March 2018
2017 Study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
FAQ-style research page; National Institute on Drug Abuse
Impacts on driving - Cannabis vs Alcohol; Published in the American Journal of Addictions
Chronic cannabis smoking causing dependence; Published in the Molecular Psychiatry Journal
Comprehensive list of Marijuana use trends and health effects; maintained by the Colorado government
Respiratory health effects of marijuana; Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington
Economic benefits with excerpts from studies; Forbes Magazine