Democratic candidate for Governor Matt Flynn claims that if he was elected he would pardon offenders who have low-level marijuana convictions.
The gubernatorial candidate also supports legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin. Flynn is one of the nine highest-profile Democratic candidates for governor position.
He also outlined his support for pardoning certain low-level marijuana offenses at a Wednesday forum that attracted eight gubernatorial candidates in Madison.
According to Flynn, he intends to pardon non-violent pot offenses that don't involve dealing drugs. He says he has no idea how many offenders that may be.
This is different from what we’ve seen with Gov. Scott Walker, who has not pardoned anyone during his seven years in office. The gubernatorial candidate is a former Wisconsin Democratic Party chairman. Flynn claims that he would use the pardoning power, which the Legislature can't take away from the governor to pardon offenders.