Evers advocates pathway for pot

Saying he wants to create a pathway for the legalization of marijuana in the state budget, Gov. Tony Evers says medical marijuana will be his first priority.

Speaking to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Technology Council Tuesday at the headquarters of Exact Sciences in Madison, Evers says he favors a statewide referendum on legalization but added that he wants legalization “done correctly,” a reference to the potential pitfalls of legalizing pot.

“I don’t want it to devolve into Pfizer running it,” Evers says. “We need to think through it.”