Clark County to Hold Referendum on Legal Marijuana

At their meeting on Thursday night, the Clark County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to hold an advisory referendum on legalizing medical marijuana. Clark County is joining Marathon County and many others in the state in holding this advisory referendum.

The referendum will ask voters: “Should the State of Wisconsin legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes and regulate its use in the same manner as other prescription drugs?”

The question will be placed on the ballot for the November 6 general elections.

Other action taken during the meeting included amending a lease with Selk Electronics to trade the cost of space on a county tower in the Town of Seif for $4,200 of services to install internet at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The resolution passed 29-0.

The board also approved a resolution commemorating the 30th anniversary of the dedication of The Highground. The resolution passed 29-0.

The county board approved a resolution asking the state to reform its eminent domain laws. Several citizens that are along the planned path of a new Enbridge pipeline spoke to the board about the feared effects of Enbridge using eminent domain to acquire land for the new pipeline. Watch the discussion here. The resolution passed 29-0.

The board also approved a resolution to show support for Clark County’s bid to host the 2022 Farm Technology Days. The final decision on bids for the 2022 show will be made in October.

The next meeting of the Clark County Board of Supervisors will take place September 13.

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