So to briefly repeat, Supervisors Alexander and Logsdon voted in committee for the advisory marijuana referendum.
The update: Today the full Milwaukee County Board voted 15-1 to approve the referendum. Supervisor Logsdon flip-flopped and changed her committee vote to NO. In a very brief statement on the County Board floor Logsdon said she received “concerns” from people in her district but did not say what those concerns were.
It’s evident constituent pressure got to Logsdon. Too bad the light bulb didn’t go on earlier to take the proper action with the correct vote.
Supervisor Alexander and my supervisor Dan Sebring both voted for the referendum. That’s disappointing.
Now the taxpayers will be on the hook totaling $15,000 for a completely useless, meaningless referendum:
“Do you favor adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana, while also regulating commercial marijuana-related activities, and imposing a tax on the sale of marijuana?”
Should the referendum pass it would mean nothing. The state Legislature has the authority, not the County Board to legalize. It’s highly likely Madison would totally ignore the referendum results.