Is Wisconsin ready for the legalization of marijuana?

MADISON (WITI) -- A Democratic Wisconsin representative has introduced a bill into the state Assembly to legalize marijuana.

The bill has attracted six Democratic co-sponsors.

LRB 3671 would legalize marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes in Wisconsin.

Rep. Melissa Sargent says the bill is a good start to bringing a policy we've seen implemented in Colorado and Washington State to Wisconsin.

"After researching this issue extensively, I believe that this bill will benefit Wisconsin and its citizens in many ways, including: addressing racial disparities in arrests, providing medical benefits, time and cost savings to law enforcement, and additional revenue for the state,” Rep. Sargent stated in a press release posted on her website.

What do you think? Is Wisconsin ready for the legalization of marijuana?

TUNE IN to FOX6 News Sunday night, March 2nd. FOX6's Mike Lowe talks with Gov. Scott Walker and Democrats on this issue. You can catch Mike's story on FOX6 News at 9:00!