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
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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.

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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 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:

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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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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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