In a sign of progress for Wisconsin, the city council of Madison voted to update its laws decriminalizing marijuana use and possession on Tuesday.

Wisconsin has been one of America’s most stubborn prohibitionist states. Even as more conservative states have legalized medical marijuana and adult-use cannabis, Wisconsin state law still holds stiff criminal penalties for all forms of the substance.

In Madison, anyone 18 or older may possess up to an ounce of cannabis without fear of arrest. Just don’t do it outside the city limits.

The state’s capital city is a progressive outlier, however, and it passed a law back in 1977 that allowed people to possess and consume marijuana in private dwellings. This week the council brought that law into the 21st…

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