Hemp

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs industrial hemp bill in Capitol ceremony

November 30, 2017 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today signed into law 2017 Senate Bill 119, regarding industrial hemp production, at a signing ceremony at the Capitol, making the state the 34th to allow farmers to grow hemp.. The bill's signing today followed unanimous votes in both houses the same week, the senate passing it Nov. 7 in a 33-0 vote and the Assembly following suit Nov. 9 in a 92-0 vote. The bill...

Decriminalization

Oshkosh City Council gets pot petition tonight, city attorney says reject it

November 28, 2017 - While the Oshkosh city clerk has completed reviewing petitions collected to reduce cannabis fines to $25 in the city of Oshkosh and ruled petitioners exceeded the total needed under state law, the Oshkosh city attorney is contending the petitions seek to repeal or amend the existing ordinance which they claim is not permitted under state law. The city council has the petition on the agenda for...

Hemp

Will Gov. Walker sign Wisconsin hemp bill?

November 23, 2017 - After SB119, bipartisan industrial hemp legislation cleared both houses in unanimous votes the same week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's spokesman Tom Evenson said he would review the bill but did not commit to signing it. Under state law, once a bill is passed by both chambers, the Wisconsin governor has three options: veto it, sign it or do nothing. If the governor chooses to do nothing, the...

Politics

With hemp bill passed, where do other cannabis bills stand?

November 15, 2017 - With hemp bill passed, where do other cannabis bills stand? November 15, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit While state lawmakers finally came together and unanimously voted in both houses the same week to pass SB119, the industrial hemp bill, now awaiting the signature of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the prognosis for passage of other cannabis-related legislation this session appears dim....

Hemp

Wisconsin Assembly passes hemp bill, sends to Gov. Walker

November 9, 2017 - Hemp, Politics Wisconsin Assembly passes hemp bill, sends to Gov. Walker November 9, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit After passing the State Senate Tuesday Nov. 7 in a 33-0 vote and a Wednesday hearing in the Assembly Agriculture committee, Wisconsin’s bipartisan hemp bill SB119/AB183 moved directly to a floor vote in the Assembly Thursday evening. The Assembly passed the bill in a...

Hemp

Wisconsin Senate passes hemp bill, Assembly to vote Nov. 9

November 7, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp, Politics Wisconsin Senate passes hemp bill, Assembly to vote Nov. 9 November 7, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit UPDATE: 11/08/2017 10:00:58 PM: SB119 has been placed on the Assembly calendar for Thursday Nov. 9. The Assembly session is set for a 1:00pm start and is on Wisconsin Eye’s live coverage schedule. SB119 appears with Senate bills scheduled after Assembly bills...

Hemp

Wisconsin Senate schedules Hemp Bill floor vote for Nov. 7

November 4, 2017 - Hemp, Politics Wisconsin Senate schedules Hemp Bill floor vote for Nov. 7 November 4, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit It has been 60 years since Wisconsin farmers legally grew hemp, but it looks like that may change soon as hemp legislation takes another big step forward. Wisconsin Senate Bill 119, the bipartisan-sponsored GOP-authored industrial hemp bill has been scheduled for a vote by...

Politics

Letter to the Editor: Kitchens Wrong on Pot Legalization

November 3, 2017 - Legalization, Medical, Politics Letter to the Editor: Kitchens Wrong on Pot Legalization November 3, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit An October 27 article in the Door County Pulse by Jim Lundstrom, “Kitchens Listens: Manure, Marijuana and Mining,” discussed a listening session Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) held at Algoma’s City Hall Oct. 16. An attendee asked Kitchens about AB482, the...

Decriminalization

Decriminalize Oshkosh approaching finish line on signature campaign

October 29, 2017 - Activists with Decriminalize Oshkosh have exceeded the number of signatures needed for their direct legislation campaign to reduce local cannabis possession fines as the end of the 60-day effort approaches. Earlier today, Cannabadger reached out to Mark Kelderman, who has been spearheading both this campaign and the earlier one in which the city attorney rejected signed petitions over their format...

Medical

Oct. 30 New Date For Milwaukee Statewide Medical Cannabis Tour Stop

October 23, 2017 - After stops in LaCrosse on Oct. 17 and Wausau and Green Bay on Oct. 18, the statewide medical cannabis tour by Rep. Chris Taylor and Sen. Jon Erpenbach will make it's next stop Monday, Oct. 30 in the Milwaukee area at the McCarty Park Pavilion 2567 S. 79 St., West Allis, WI 53219. The news comes in a revised press release from Rep. Taylor and Sen. Erpenbach notes the location and date change to...

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