Medical

47 years as a medical cannabis patient Oct. 3

October 3, 2019 - Today, Wednesday, October 3, 2019 is a special date for me, marking the 47th "cannaversary" of the first time I smoked cannabis before visiting my ophthalmologist for a glaucoma checkup and discovering cannabis had the potential to save my sight from a lifetime of glaucoma. October 3, 1972 was a pleasant early fall day. The weather history says the high for the day was 63 with southerly winds...

Sen. Erpenbach, Rep. Taylor, and Sen. Testin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis in Wisconsin

September 20, 2019 - Bipartisan medical cannabis legislation from Senators Erpenbach and Testin and Rep. Chris Taylor has been introduced today, per a press release from the three lawmakers. Originally, Rep. Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) was also part of the coalition but dropped out and will be releasing her own bill. Testin, who chairs the Senate Health committee, seems likely to potentially hold public hearings...

Madison FOX 47 looks at Medical Cannabis and Opioids in Special Report

August 1, 2019 - Cannabadger was interviewed by Fox47's Michelle Carolla for a Special Report: Marijuana vs. Opioids in the fight against addiction. The report aired Wednesday, July 31, 2019 and also included cannabis bill sponsor Rep. Melissa Sargent and longtime anti-cannabis zealot Dr. Michael M. Miller MD. Below is a partial transcript of the report including my comments: Michelle Carolla: For years now, there...

Closer Look: Racine County Medical Cannabis Advisory Referendum Outpolled WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos 58%-42% In Nov. 2018 Election

June 12, 2019 - Cannabadger looked at the results of the November 6, 2018 election in Assembly District 63, home to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and crunched the numbers, comparing the number of votes for Vos vs. votes for Racine County's medical cannabis advisory referendum. Vos' district lies entirely within Racine County, where advisory referendums on both medical and adult use cannabis appeared on all Nov. 6,...

Reaction To Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' Cannabis Proposals

February 19, 2019 - On Monday, February 18, 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers held a press conference in the State Capitol rotunda in Madison to announce his proposals to include medical cannabis, statewide cannabis decriminalization and other cannabis law reforms in his upcoming state budget. Among those also in attendance and speaking were Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), who have...

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul discusses his support for legalizing medical cannabis

February 12, 2019 - Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul discussed his support for legalizing medical cannabis on WTMJ on Monday, February 11 in his response to a question from WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay on WTMJ’s Wisconsin Afternoon News Monday: http://www.wtmj.com/shows/wisconsins-afternoon-news/obamacare-red-flag-l.... WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay: “You’ve been an advocate of legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin. What...

Senator Patrick Testin appointed chair of Wisconsin Senate Health Committee

December 17, 2018 - Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has announced state senate committee chairmanships for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative session. In a move that could be a game-changer, Fitzgerald appointed Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) to chair the Senate Health Committee, a position long held by Sen. Leah Vukmir, who gave up her state senate seat in a losing bid for the U....

Looking back at Wisconsin 2009 joint committee hearing on medical cannabis

December 15, 2018 - 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. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Waunakee) were the sponsors of Assembly Bill 554/Senate Bill 368, the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA). With Democrats chairing both health committees...

UPDATED: Racine and Lincoln make 16 counties approving Nov. 6 cannabis advisory referendum

August 28, 2018 - UPDATED: 2018-08-29 2:30:52 PM BREAKING: Make that 16 counties. Cannabadger has just learned Lincoln County passed a medical cannabis advisory referendum Aug. 21 as well as Racine County passing one Aug. 28. Here are the minutes from the Lincoln County 8/21 board meeting at which it was approved by a voice vote with 22 members present. (Map below updated) Just hours before the deadline to get on...

Could Wisconsin's "Right to Try" bill apply to medical cannabis?

March 13, 2018 - UPDATE: 15:33:16 PM 2018-03-31: On Wednesday, March 27, Gov. Walker signed Senate Bill 84, which was then published as 2017 Wisconsin Act 165. The Marijuana Majority's Tom Angell, writing today in Forbes about federal Republican-backed "Right to Try" legislation, "GOP Leaders' Bill Could Let Patients Use Medical Marijuana", suggests the bill now before Congress, H.R.878, includes certain provisions...

Pages