March 2019

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers proposes medical cannabis and statewide cannabis decriminalization in 2019-2021 state budget speech

UPDATED: 03/01/2019 6:26:15 PM On Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivered his 2019-2021 state budget speech at the Capitol. While the entire budget received a very chilly response from Republican lawmakers, who hold majorities in both houses, Gov. Evers did include both medical cannabis and statewide cannabis decriminalization, as he had promised.

Cannabadger examined both Gov. Evers’ entire 2019-21 Executive Budget as well as a shorter, “Budget in Brief” synopsis provided by his office.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says medical marijuana still on table, equates decrim as legalization

Appearing on WISN’s UpFront on Sunday, March 10, 2019, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he supported medical cannabis and that “We are going to potentially see something hopefully later in the year.” Responding further he agreed when asked if he still wants medical marijuana if it’s not in the budget, saying that for five years he’s “talked about it about it a very limited way to do it Vos’ then goes on the to equate Gov.

Wisconsin Lawmaker circulating constitutional amendment to allow citizens to put binding referendums on state ballots

While many U.S. states and the District of Columbia have laws allowing citizens to collect signatures and place issues on the ballot, Wisconsin’s state constitution does not include such a provision. LRB-0151, a constitutional amendment being circulated by Rep. Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie) would both allow citizens to put issues before voters, as well as enabling them to veto legislatively-passed laws at the ballot box.

Cannabadger launched 4 years ago today!

Today, Friday, March 15, 2019, marks the 4th anniversary of the launch of Cannabadger.com, covering the intersection of Wisconsin and Cannabis. Over those four years, Cannabadger has posted over 300 articles chronicling efforts to roll back cannabis prohibition in Wisconsin. And we’ve had over 1.3 million visitors and over 3.6 million visits to date, according to Google Analytics, with about a third of those coming in the last year.

Wisconsin County, City and Village to hold Cannabis Advisory referendums April 2

In addition to a statewide Wisconsin Supreme Court election, and assorted city and county elections, three Wisconsin localities will find cannabis advisory referendums on their ballots in the upcoming Spring 2019 election on April 2; Wood County, the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County village of Egg Harbor.