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61% of Wisconsin voters favor marijuana legalization, per MU Law poll

Posted at 4:23 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 17:23:21-04

MILWAUKEE -- In the newest Marquette Law poll, 61 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin are in favor of legalizing marijuana and allowing it to be regulated like alcohol. 

Recreational marijuana is currently legal in 9 U.S. states: California, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska. Washington, Colorado, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. Medical marijuana is legal in 30 U.S. states. 

Gov. Scott Walker has openly opposed the legalization of weed, calling it a "gateway drug." However, a year ago he did sign a bill legalizing cannabis oil for those who suffer from chronic seizures. In order for marijuana to be legalized, Walker would need to sign off on it. 

Walker and Tony Evers also tied, both totaling 46 percent support in the poll.