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File #: 200307    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of legislation legalizing the use and sale of marijuana, taxing its sale, and sequestering the revenue resulting from that taxation for purposes of benefitting communities of color.
Sponsors: ALD. RAINEY
Attachments: 1. AB 220-SB 377 Sargent-Johnson, 2. AB 750-SB 683 Felzkowski-Bernier
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6/29/20201 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

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Number
200307

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference
180898

Sponsor
ALD. RAINEY

Title
Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of legislation legalizing the use and sale of marijuana, taxing its sale, and sequestering the revenue resulting from that taxation for purposes of benefitting communities of color.

Analysis
This resolution directs the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of legislation to legalize the use and sale of marijuana, tax its sale, and sequester the revenue resulting from that taxation for purpose of benefitting communities of color.

Body

Whereas, Despite the federal government’s prohibition on the cultivation, use, possession, distribution, and sale of marijuana through the Controlled Substances Act, there are nevertheless myriad state laws that treat marijuana less harshly and essentially contradict federal law; and

Whereas, It has long been the federal government’s policy to reserve the enforcement of petty marijuana possession offenses to the state and local level; and

Whereas, Different states have taken differing approaches governing the possession, sale, and cultivation of marijuana, including legalization with taxing and regulation conducted similarly to cigarettes and alcohol, medical-use legislation, decriminalization for first-time offenders possessing small amounts, and prohibition; and

Whereas, In several states, municipalities have passed local marijuana ordinances that classify certain forms of possession or use as municipal violations subject to civil forfeitures; and

Whereas, Since 1997, the City of Milwaukee has worked to decrease the deleterious effects of marijuana legislation by decriminalizing use and possession of small amounts of marijuana for first-time offenders; and

Whereas, In April 2014, the State passed a law allowing cities, towns, and village...

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