Wisconsin legislators approved a bill Tuesday that gives local municipalities more power to punish marijuana use.
As it stands, municipal courts in Wisconsin have the right to prosecute first-time offenders who are found in possession of less than 25 grams. Anyone arrested more than once goes to the circuit court level.
But with Gov. Scott Walker's signature, those same courts would have the right to punish repeat offenders
, so long as the district attorney in that area declines to prosecute.
In other words, Wisconsin is becoming tougher on pot while Minnesota -- and the rest of the country -- appears to be chilling out.
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