February 22, 2012
Madison NORML Examiner: Wisconsin pot laws toughest in Midwest
Posted by Gary Storck
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Just how bad are Wisconsin pot laws? How about "Worst in the Midwest?"
By Gary Storck, Madison NORML Examiner
MADISON - According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Wisconsin's marijuana laws, unchanged since the early 1970s, are the most draconian among seven Midwestern states in cases involving simple possession of small amounts of cannabis - second offense.
A review of cannabis laws for the seven states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, found that Wisconsin state laws are the harshest, far more punitive for small amounts that its neighbors, when a second offense occurs. While individual states may have harsher penalties for a first offense than Wisconsin, none of the other six specify a felony for the second offense, no matter how small the amount.
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Posted by Gary at February 22, 2012 11:25 PM
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