In SE WI it will never be legal in my time either. I used to grind up my leaves into a powder and spread them in my lawn (I don't need to grind them anymore, dry ice breaks up frozen buds and leaves small enough to spread the way they are). I also used to take all my sticks and root balls and alternate between tossing them in the nearby river 10+ miles down stream from my home, and spreading them in the woods just before snowfall. I used to only dump the stuff once or twice per year.
Now, I still spread the stripped leaf and flower bits, but I remove the coco from the root ball and burn the root balls along with sticks during the day when most people are at work and school. I find burning them along with fresh cut tree branches and papers (which I burn for identity theft protection anyway), it completely covers the pot smell for the minute or so it takes to burn the remaining thc from the sticks. I do this 4 times per year so the burn piles of cannabis sticks is small. It feels good to get rid of the plant garbage completely.
I've been a criminal because of my pot consumption for 47 years, I've only been guilty of cultivation 16 years.
That is the up side. There so many pot smokers in the US that it would take much more manpower than the justice dept has at its disposal to go after home growers. Especially those growing only for themselves.
That's good. I wish I could say the same about any WI cops.
I personally believe that any cop that believes more/bigger prisons is the way to go, has an investment in a prison. Clearly, more/bigger prisons hasn't helped with any criminal activities. The Clinton administration started a huge push that got us many more prisons. The only thing I think prison is good for is keeping the violent offenders off the street. The problem with US prisons now is that they are full of non-violent people that have not committed a serious enough crime to put them there, but once you have all those prisons, you have to keep them full, gotta keep the people thinking we need them....