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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Town of Brookfield police return medical cannabis to California man

August 10, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin":On Friday, August 10, 2012, Town of Brookfield police returned medical cannabis to California man after Motel 6 called them to report a guest smoking cannabis in their room.

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: August 4, 2003: Baby Luke Law introduced:

August 4, 2020 - Monday, August 4, 2003: 2003 Assembly Bill 458,the “Baby Luke” law, is formally introduced withmostly Republican sponsors and referred to Committeeon Judiciary.    

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: July 31, 1979

July 31, 2020 - Covered on Pp 146-148 The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: On July 31, 1979, the Committee on Health and Social Services held a public hearing on 1979 Assembly Bill 279, medical cannabis legislation sponsored by Democratic Reps. David Clarenbach, James R. Lewis, Raymond J. Omernick, Thomas Loftus, Marcia Coggs, Barbara Ulichny and David Travis. I attended the hearing and federal...

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: July 29, 2018:

July 29, 2020 - Racine Alder John Tate III announces plans to introduce cannabis advisory referendum, for the City of Racine.

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: July 22, 2015

July 22, 2020 - Then-Gov. Scott Walker, during his failed, short-lived presidential campaign, declares he would enforce federal law against state-legal cannabis in Colorado

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Tuesday, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2020 - Sauk County Board approves Cannabis Advisory referendum

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Dec. 15, 2019 marks 10th anniversary of historic 2009 combined health committee hearing on the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act

December 14, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Dec. 15, 2009 combined health committee hearing on the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA).   In Nov. 2008, Democrats swept into power in Wisconsin, gaining control of both houses of the state legislature with incumbent Gov. Jim Doyle already holding down the executive branch since 2003. Then-Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon...

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My First Medical Marijuana Public Hearing 40 Years Ago Today

July 31, 2019 - Forty years ago today, on July 31, 1979, I attended my first public hearing on cannabis at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison. The meeting of the Assembly's Committee on Health and Social Services was held in the North Hearing room. There were two bills on the docket, a cannabis decriminalization bill, AB107, along with a medical cannabis bill, AB 279. A couple years earlier, Andy Kane of Wisconsin...

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Cannabadger launched 4 years ago today!

March 15, 2019 - 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...

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Cannabadger 2018 Top Ten Wisconsin Cannabis Stories

December 30, 2018 - 2018 was an amazing year for moving Wisconsin closer to cannabis legalization. Never before has the state seen the level of support for legalization of cannabis for both medical and adult use as 2018. Not only did the Marquette Law School Poll find their highest level of support for legalizing cannabis like alcohol with 61% saying they approve, an unprecedented 16 counties and 2 cities placed...

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