Hemp

Three amendments offered on bipartisan hemp bill by Rep. Considine

October 8, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp Three amendments offered on bipartisan hemp bill by Rep. Considine October 8, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) (Cannabadger.com) With the Oct. 10 public hearing looming, Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) offered 3 amendments to the Republican-sponsored bipartisan industrial hemp bill AB183/SB119 on October 6, 2017. The first regards DOJ...

History

45 years as a medical cannabis patient Oct. 3

October 3, 2017 - History, Medical 45 years as a medical cannabis patient Oct. 3 October 3, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit Tuesday, October 3, 2017 marks the 45th “cannaversary” of the first time I smoked cannabis before a visit to my ophthalmologist for a glaucoma checkup and discovered cannabis had the potential to save my sight from a lifetime of glaucoma. This is also the 200th article I’ve posted on...

Hemp

Senate Hearing Oct. 10 on GOP-sponsored bipartisan hemp bill SB119

September 29, 2017 - Senate Hearing Oct. 10 on GOP-sponsored bipartisan hemp bill SB119 The Wisconsin Senate’s Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism is holding a public hearing on the bipartisan GOP-sponsored hemp bill SB119 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:02 AM in 411 South at the Capitol. The committee is chaired by Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) and has 9 members, 5 Republicans and 4...

Hemp

Wisconsin St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce and sell CBD per release

September 28, 2017 - Wisconsin St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce and sell CBD per release Marijuana Business Daily first reported plans by Wisconsin’s St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce CBD-rich hemp plants and distribute cannabidiol on Sept. 27. Cannabadger has obtained a copy of a press release from the tribe announcing their decision to move forward, titled, “American Indian Tribe Adopts Comprehensive...

Legalization

State says Wisconsin pot tax revenues could top $100 million by 2020

September 20, 2017 - MADISON: In a new fiscal estimate from the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue on Rep. Melissa Sargent's cannabis legalization bill, AB 482, the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue predicts that if the legislation is enacted into law, both state and local governments will see large revenue increases. The state agency estimates total revenue impact from sales tax, excise tax and fee revenues will top $60.5 million...

Medical

Sept. 11-18 marks 20th anniversary of 1997 Wisconsin Journey For Justice

September 12, 2017 - The 1997 Wisconsin Journey for Justice was a pivotal event in medical cannabis advocacy both for Wisconsin and myself personally. Sept. 11-18, 2017 is the 20th anniversary of the week Wisconsin medical cannabis pioneer Jacki Rickert, joined by 15 medical cannabis patients along with supporters, departed her home in Mondovi to undertake a week long wheelchair Journey for Justice ending at the...

Politics

Wisconsin anti-cannabis zealot Leah Vukmir announces US Senate run

September 7, 2017 - UPDATED: News reports indicate State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) has announced plans to run for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in 2018. As a longtime Wisconsin medical cannabis patient-advocate, I've closely followed the career of Sen. Vukmir, who has made a name for herself as Wisconsin's leading elected cannabis opponent. At the 2009 combined health...

Decriminalization

Racine clerk finds cannabis petition signature total 124 short in second review

August 31, 2017 - Updated: 09/04/2017 2:01:20 PM (Update at bottom of post) Cannabadger just received a copy of the new review by the Racine City Clerk's office of submitted signatures from the Racine Greens to reduce cannabis fines in the city to $1. The original insufficiency filed Aug. 14 by the clerk's office found the petitions were 195 signature short of the 3,767 required under Wisconsin Statute 9.20 to...

Decriminalization

Racine Greens reject clerk's finding cannabis campaign short on signatures

August 28, 2017 - Cannabadger has learned the Racine City Clerk's office ruled Aug. 14 that the Racine Greens were short 195 signatures on the petitions filed August 1 by the group. After a 60-day campaign to gather signatures, Racine Greens submitted 5218 signatures on August 1 to put the question of reducing local cannabis possession fines to $1 before city voters, per the state direct legislation law, Wisconsin...

Legalization

LRB-2457 gets Assembly bill number, committee assignment

August 25, 2017 - Rep. Melissa Sargent's cannabis legalization proposal 2017 LRB-2457 has been formally introduced as Assembly Bill 482 as of Aug. 24, and assigned to the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. (PDF of AB 482) So far, in addition to Rep. Sargent, AB 482 has 14 assembly cosponsors and 3 state senate sponsors, all Democrats: Representatives Melissa Sargent, Tod Ohnstad, Chris Taylor...

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