Voters in Sturgeon Bay might get a chance to vote on legalizing marijuana at the same time they select four city council representatives and a mayor. The Sturgeon Bay City Council Community Protection and Services Committee voted on December 13th to bring a resolution authorizing an advisory referendum to be held in April to the next council meeting in January. Committee chair Barbara Allmann says the referendum will ask voters about their opinion on legalizing both medical and recreational use of cannabis. Allman supports an advisory referendum on the medical use of marijuana but opposes recreational use. Both committee members Kelly Catarozoli and Seth Wiederanders, she said, support a referendum on both.
If a majority of council members approve holding an advisory referendum it could be on the April 2019 ballot. Pot-related referenda have increased voter participation in several states during the November 2018 elections.