Wisconsin News Roundup, News, Wisconsin Cities Decriminalizing Marijuana

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Nine of the state’s 10 largest cities have decriminalized marijuana possession, which could signal a broader shift in the overall attitude toward the drug statewide. An investigative reporter joins us to talk about the future of marijuana in Wisconsin. We also get the latest on some of the state’s biggest news stories from this week, and follow the day’s top headline.

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  • Marijuana Decriminalization Is Spreading Across Wisconsin

    Over the past several years cities across Wisconsin have been slowly decriminalizing marijuana by adopting local ordinances that issue fines for possession of small amounts. An investigative reporter shares her analysis of the variety of ordinances across the state, which shows that nine of the state’s ten largest cities have decriminalized possession.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Molly Beck Guest
  • Roger Utnehmer Guest
  • Sari Lesk Guest