As of June, 2019, two-thirds of U.S. states have legalized marijuana in one form or another, including eleven states, plus the District of Columbia, that have effectively abolished all prohibitions against recreational marijuana use. Wisconsin remains in the stubborn minority, with Republican legislators solidly against relaxation of marijuana rules. So, too, is the federal government, which continues to list cannabis as an illegal substance. With their latest two installments in their series, “The Cannabis Question,” the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism focuses on the unequal ways marijuana prohibition laws fall on particular populations. WCIJ managing editor Dee Hall joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing with the story.
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