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Capital City Sunday: Marijuana’s economic impact, combating CWD & Badgers United

MADISON (WKOW) — Last year nearly one million Wisconsinites voted on two referendums in favor of legalizing medical and recreational use of Marijuana, but efforts to pass legislation continue to fall short at the capitol.

Wisconsin layer Paloma Kennedy, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, discusses how the state’s late start could impact the job market and the overall economy.

Plus, as deer hunting season nears the Department of Natural Resource is facing mounting presser to combat chronic wasting disease.

Tami Ryan, DNR acting director of Wildlife Management says a two-day conference held in Madison centered around the disease wasn’t designed to produce new strategies. Instead, collaborate with other states to build a list of areas where they believe scientist should focus their research on.

The group Badgers United is educating the public about the economic impact UW-Madison can offer statewide. Executive Director, Amber Schroeder explains how the impact is felt statewide and the groups take on ending the UW’s tuition freeze.


Emilee Fannon

Capital Bureau Chief

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