History

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 165: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: The 17th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

September 27, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 165: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: The 17th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest: Saturday, September 27, 1987: Dennis Peron and Jack Herer were among speakers at the 37th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival. Then-Gov. Tommy Thompson, who holds the state record for pot prosecutions under a governor, had his denial of a...

History

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": First Annual Marijuana Harvest Festival and Smoke-In

September 25, 2020 - The Covid-19 pandemic means Madison's annual Harvest Fest will be another one of numerous annual events that will not be held this year. But the 50 year duration of the longest-running cannabis rally in the U.S. is a true testament to the determination of successive generations of Wisconsinites who support cannabis law reform. My book, published Nov. 2019, The Rise and Fall of Cannabis...

Medical

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Friday, September 9, 2010: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports governor candidates Tom Barrett, Mark Neumann and Scott Walker’s positions on medical pot

September 9, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Friday, September 9, 2010: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the positions of Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates Tom Barrett, Mark Neumann, and Scott Walker on medical cannabis legalization.    

Elections

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Voting just hours before the deadline, Racine county becomes the 16th county to place a cannabis advisory referendum on the ballot

August 28, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Voting just hours before the deadline, Racine County becomes the 16th county to place a cannabis advisory referendum on the ballot after county supervisors vote 11-10 to place it before voters in November.

Elections

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Tuesday, August 21, 2018: Six of Seven Wisconsin county boards, voting on the same day, approve cannabis advisory referendums for the November 6 ballot.

August 21, 2020 - On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, county boards in Langlade, Marquette, Forest, Lincoln, Eau Claire and Kenosha counties all voted to approve cannabis advisory referendums for the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. Fond du Lac county was the only one of seven counties voting to reject a referendum proposal.

History

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Republican state senator who voted for CBD bill had cannabis industry stock investment

August 14, 2020 - In 2016, then-State Senator Frank Lasee (R-DePere) listed an investment in Canadian Cannabis company Canopy Growth valued at between $5000-$50,000. Lasee was first elected to the state senate in 2010, serving from 2011 to 2017. Previously, Lasee served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 2nd Assembly District from 1995 to 2009.
55th Assembly District GOP candidate Rachael Cabral-Guevara
Elections

Pro-legalization Republican wins three-way primary in Neenah

August 13, 2020 - Newcomer Rachael Cabral-Guevara won a three-way Republican primary in the 55th Assembly District. During her campaign, Cabral-Guevara, a certified Nurse Practitioner, said she was open to "exploring legalizing marijuana for recreational use." GOP incumbent Mike Rohrkaste did not seek re-election.

History

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.

History

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: August 8, 1998: Dane County Drug Task Force and National Guard tout feral hemp haul

August 8, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: August 8, 1998: Dane County Drug Task Force and National Guard tout feral hemp haul:

History

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Wednesday, August 5, 1998: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports authorities in Waukesha County destroyed 20,000 cannabis plants.

August 5, 2020 - Wednesday, August 5, 1998: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that authorities in Waukesha County have already destroyed 20,000 feral hemp plants this year, ten times the 1997 total.

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