Gov. Tony Evers says he’ll include legalization of recreational marijuana in his upcoming two-year budget plan.

Under Evers’ plan to be formally introduced Feb. 16, the drug would be treated much like Wisconsin regulates and taxes alcohol. Wisconsin would join 15 other states, including neighboring Michigan and Illinois, in legalizing recreational marijuana. The plan would generate about $165 million a year with much of the money going into a development fund for communities around the state and into funding for small, rural school districts.

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