Fully legalizing marijuana is becoming the future, and a Wisconsin lawmaker recently introduced legislation to decriminalize the drug.
Gov. Scott Walker voiced his concerns over the issue.
“They said when they talked about heroin and meth and other issues that they were still very concerned that (marijuana) was a gateway drug,”
Walker said sheriffs urged him to not support any policy that would “open up the door to marijuana use legally in the state of Wisconsin.”
“If I’m at a wedding reception here and somebody has a drink or two, most people wouldn’t say they’re wasted, “Most folks with marijuana wouldn’t be sitting around a wedding reception smoking marijuana.”
“Now there are people who abuse (alcohol), no doubt about it, but I think it’s a big jump between someone having a beer and smoking marijuana.”
In a statewide poll taken at the end of October by the Marquette University Law School showed that 49.7 % of Wisconsin’s registered voters are ready for full legalization of cannabis with only 44.9 percent opposed and 4.7 unsure or felt they needed to be better educated.
Constitutional Sheriff Richard Mack joined The Rundown live and said the “War on Drugs” is a failure.