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...

Politics

Wisconsin state senator invested in controversial Canadian cannabis company

August 14, 2017 - Wisconsin state Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) bought $5,000 to $50,000 in the stock of Ontario-based Canopy Growth Corp. in 2016. The Appleton Post-Crescent/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, reports that a review of public disclosures found that Wisconsin state Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) bought $5,000 to $50,000 in the stock of Ontario-based Canopy Growth Corp. in 2016, “Wisconsin senator invests in...

Legalization

Review of LRB-2457 from a cannabis industry entrepreneur with WI roots

August 8, 2017 - Below towards the bottom of the page you will find the analysis of LRB-2457 from our cannabis industry entrepreneur with WI roots. But before we get to that, I added some thoughts for context to consider before reading the bill review. Most states where cannabis is legal for medical and adult use attained that status through passing legislation via the ballot box not the legislature. Most lawmakers...

Legalization

Homegrown Grassroots at the Pierce County Fair August 10-13

August 3, 2017 - "Homegrown Grassroots at the Pierce County Fair" August 10-13, 2017. Cannabadger is proud to announce we are co-hosting an upcoming event with our friends at the Wisconsin Homegrown Voters PAC and other state cannabis advocates, "Homegrown Grassroots at the Pierce County Fair." The Wisconsin Homegrown Voters PAC is bringing the legalization message to Ellsworth, the "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin...

Capital Times: Gary Storck: Legalizing cannabis better than subsidizing Foxconn

August 2, 2017 - A proposal by Wisconsin Republicans to lure Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn to Southeastern Wisconsin in return for huge taxpayer subsidies and exemptions from environmental regulations is generating a lot of controversy in the state. I was inspired to write a letter to the editor offering a better alternative that involves no taxpayer subsidies whatsoever and creates new jobs and businesses in every...

History

Father of medical marijuana Robert Randall testified at 1979 Wisconsin hearing

July 31, 2017 - 38 years ago today as of this writing, on July 31, 1979, the first federal medical marijuana patient, Robert Randall came to Madison to testify at a hearing for a medical cannabis bill, 1979 AB279. 1979 Assembly Bill 279 was an early Wisconsin medical cannabis bill. I took the Badger Bus up from Milwaukee where I was living at the time to attend the hearing in the Capitol’s North Hearing Room and...

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