Matt Flynn Comes Out in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana
Flynn says he will push for it as governor only if voters also favor legalization
“Having reviewed the results of legalization in other states, I now believe Wisconsin should legalize marijuana,” said Flynn.
“I also believe that legalizing marijuana will simply recognize a fact of life for many people, including the increasing use of medical marijuana by senior citizens to alleviate pain. Another result of legalization, although not the main reason for my position, will be the increased tax revenue and safety benefits that legalization will bring.”
Flynn called on state lawmakers to put a non-binding referendum on the ballot in the November election of 2018, asking voters if they support the legalization and sale of marijuana. If the measure passes, Flynn would push the state legislature to pass legalization, regulation, and taxation legislation.
“Legalization could have a profound impact on our state, so I think it’s important we only take that path if the people of this state agree with it,” Flynn said.
Matt Flynn is a Navy veteran, attorney, and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He attended law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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