Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said the massive marijuana bust announced Thursday was so significant in scope that it ?couldn?t be denied or overlooked?.� In that situation, drug investigators uncovered $1 million in pot and more than 1100 pounds of marijuana plants.
?At the end of the day, even those of us who look at the legalization or regulation of marijuana for casual possession, it?s not contrary or inconsistent with this massive drug arrest that we made over the course of the last 24 hours,? Koval said.
Koval said while he is not in the business of promoting drug and alcohol use to youth, he said it?s time for Wisconsin to seriously look at legalizing marijuana across the state.
?Perhaps it?s time to reopen a vigorous public policy discussion on what it could do to legalize the causal possession effects of marijuana,? Koval said.