Gerrymandering prevents legal pot -- Gary Storck
Politics

Wisconsin State Journal: Letter: Gerrymandering prevents legal pot -- Gary Storck

February 10, 2021 - My LTE about Gov. Evers proposal to legalize cannabis via the state budget: https://madison.com/wsj/opinion/letters/gerrymandering-prevents-legal-po... Thanks to Gov. Tony Evers for his commitment to legalizing cannabis in Wisconsin, as reported in Monday's article, "Evers: Legalize and tax it." Evers is unique among Wisconsin's governors in that he is the very first to put the power of his...
Wisconsin Republicans circulating cannabis decriminalization bill
Decriminalization

Wisconsin Republicans circulating cannabis decriminalization bill

February 8, 2021 - Senator Kathleen Bernier (R - Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Shae Sortwell (R - Two Rivers) are circulating legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of cannabis. Bernier, now the Senate Majority Caucus Vice-Chair, has been supportive of previous decriminalization proposals in previous sessions, as has Sortwell. The proposal calls for a $100 civil forfeiture for possessing not more than 10...
Gov. Evers to include legalization in budget
Legalization

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers includes adult-use cannabis legalization in 2021-2023 state budget

February 7, 2021 - Here is the press release from Gov. Tony Evers: State of Wisconsin sent this bulletin at 02/07/2021 07:30 AM CST Office of Governor Tony EversFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2021Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov Gov. Evers Proposes Legalizing Marijuana, Investing Portion of Revenue in Equity Initiatives and Rural Schools Governor’s proposal regulates and taxes marijuana much like alcohol,...

Medical

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 224: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Sauk County cannabis case dismissed with California doctor recommendation

December 13, 2020 - Compared to 2020, cannabis was much less tolerated around Wisconsin in 2004 than today, where local ordinances frequently place a low priority on possession of small amounts. Few patients were willing to advocate for medical cannabis out of fear of legal consequences. In Dec. 2004, a Sauk County judge dismissed cannabis possession charges against Cheryl Lam, a Wisconsin woman who had spent some...
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Dec. 10, 1976: Page 136: Direct legislation in Whitewater and Mayville:
Direct Legislation

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Dec. 10, 1976: Page 136: Direct legislation in Whitewater and Mayville:

December 10, 2020 - The last few attempts to put local cannabis ordinances to a vote in WI in Oshkosh and Racine in the late 20-teens were shot down by restrictive interpretations of state law regarding binding referendums by local clerks. Things were different in the 1970s, when a number of Wisconsin cities including Madison, Whitewater and Mayville had binding referendums before voters. Passed in April 1977, only...

Medical

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 242: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 2009: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act press conference

November 16, 2020 - On Nov. 16, 2009, with Democrats in control of both houses of the Wisconsin legislature and the governor's office, Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Mark Pocan roll out the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act with Jacki Rickert on hand.
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp- 202-203: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Thompson reelected after dissing medical cannabis
Elections

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 202-203: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 1998: Thompson reelected after dissing medical cannabis

November 3, 2020 - Tuesday, November 3, 1998: Running for a fourth term as governor against Democratic challenger Ed Garvey, three-term GOP Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is slammed by the group Project Vote Smart after his campaign uses information on Garvey's support for medical cannabis from their website to attack Garvey. Thompson does not support cannabis use for any reason, saying that would send the wrong...
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 236: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 2007: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act introduced
Medical

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 236: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 2007: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act introduced

October 23, 2020 - Wednesday, October 23, 2007: The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA), sponsored by Reps. Frank Boyle and Mark Pocan, is assigned a bill number, AB550, and referred to the Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform.
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 220-221 The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Republican Health Committee chair introduces medical cannabis bill

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 220-221 The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Republican Health Committee chair introduces medical cannabis bill

October 16, 2020 - Thursday, October 16, 2003: Rep. Gregg Underheim (R-Oshkosh), chair of the Assembly Health committee and a former medical cannabis opponent, announces plans to introduce medical cannabis legislation.

History

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 265: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 44th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

October 5, 2020 - Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5, 2014: Due to construction on Library Mall, Saturday's event is held at a park on Williamson St. On Sunday, Oct. 5, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin allows the annual Harvest Fest parade up State Street to go forward without a permit. On the State St. steps of the Capitol after the march, Jacki Rickert is presented with an award.

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