Gov. Evers to propose new marijuana laws in budget

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers in going to propose decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.

The governor is calling for the decriminalization of possessing, manufacturing or distributing 25 grams or less of marijuana, according to a press release from the administration.

It would also allow some people who were previously convicted of marijuana offenses to have their records expunged.

The budget measure would align the state’s laws on CBD oil to meet federal standards. A medical marijuana program would be regulated and administered through the Department of Health Services and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Evers will discuss his proposal, which will be included in his state budget, on Monday at the capitol. He is expected to be joined by state Sen. Jon Erpenbac, along with state Reps. Chris Taylor and David Crowley.

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