Decriminalization

Tomah Cannabis Committee disbanded by 4-2 vote: Referendum next?

February 2, 2017 - Tomah alder Chris King reports that Tomah’s Ad Hoc Cannabis committee, established in Summer 2016 to study the city’s cannabis decriminalization ordinance, has voted to disband. Alder King posted the following on Facebook: “WE ARE FORCED TO EXPLORE THE DIRECT LEGISLATION/REFERENDUM OPTION TO DECRIMINALIZE CANNABIS IN THE CITY OF TOMAH. The Ad Hoc Cannabis committee has voted to end the committee...

Breaking: GOP Rep Jarchow will sponsor pot decrim bill

January 23, 2017 - State Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) announced he is drafting a bipartisan statewide cannabis decriminalization bill on the “State Reppin” radio show on Riverwest Radio hosted by State Reps. Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) and David Bowen (D-Milwaukee). You can listen to the full show here. The decriminalization discusses begins a little past the 22:00 mark. This is their Facebook page here....

40 years ago Madison voted to legalize cannabis like alcohol or tobacco

November 6, 2016 - On Nov. 8, voters in nine states will have the opportunity to vote on expanding legal access to cannabis. 25 states and Washington D.C. currently have some kind of medical cannabis law. Five of those states: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada, could join Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Washington D.C. in legalizing so-called recreational use. If all five pass, 23% of...

Wausau Herald supports statewide pot decrim, rejects medical use and legalization

September 14, 2015 - Kudos to the folks at Gannett Central Wisconsin Media for their expansive report in the Stevens Point Journal, “Marijuana decriminalization spreads across WI.” We have followed the series here on Cannabadger and it was the inspiration for a number of posts. The Gannett Central Wisconsin Media Editorial Board has followed up with an editorial in favor of statewide decriminalization in the Wausau...

Decriminalization article exposes backward mindsets on Wisconsin pot law reforms

September 2, 2015 - The Stevens Point Journal published a nice look at local efforts to decriminalize cannabis possession after the city council recently reduced pot fines, “Marijuana decriminalization spreads across WI.” It was then picked up by the Associated Press (AP) and is now reappearing in abbreviated form in various media outlets including the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The original version is a good...

Dane County Wisconsin looking at $10 fines for pot possession

March 20, 2015 - The Capital Times and other sources reported this week that Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Board are working on revising the county’s cannabis possession ordinance to reduce fines for possession of less than 25 grams of pot to $10. In 2010, the board placed an advisory referendum on medical cannabis on county ballots for the Nov. 2010 election that passed with 75.49% of the...

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