Wisconsin Governor Tells Students That Marijuana Legalization Depends On Their Vote, Says State Is Losing Revenue To Illinois

The governor of Wisconsin met with college students on Tuesday, urging supporters to get engaged and vote in the upcoming election, in part to ensure that the state advances marijuana legalization.

Gov. Tony Evers (D) delivered remarks and held a roundtable discussion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, telling students that “it’s time” to enact the reform—but it’s only achievable if young people make their voices heard at the ballot in November.

And while Evers was focused on the election that’s coming up in about six weeks, voting could also play a central role in the fight to legalize marijuana in later elections if the legislature approves a resolution he’s now pushing for to allow citizens to put initiatives on the ballot.

Speaking with students, the governor also joked about how Illinois’s governor has teased him about generating tax revenue from Wisconsin residents who cross the border to buy marijuana. It’s a point of economic rivalry that the governor has brought up on several occasions since the neighboring state enacted legalization.

“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

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