Medical

DAV Wisconsin passes resolution supporting medical cannabis access for veterans

June 5, 2017 - Disabled American Veterans Wisconsin passed a resolution supporting medical marijuana access for Wisconsin veterans with service-connected disabilities at their State Convention in Green Bay on June 1-3, 2017. The resolution was drafted and presented by members of the group, Wisconsin Veterans for Compassionate Care. The resolution was written by Steven Acheson and Kenneth L. Kuehnl, Jr., and...

Decriminalization

History made as bipartisan Wisconsin pot decriminalization bill rolled out

May 31, 2017 - History was made May 30 with a Capitol press conference announcing the introduction of bipartisan statewide decriminalization legislation. The bill, LRB-1507/1, is sponsored by Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake), along with Reps. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee), Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) and Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison). The bill is historical not only in that it is Rep. Jarchow's first time sponsoring...

Politics

70% of Wisconsin State Senators sponsor cannabis-related bills in 2017

May 17, 2017 - Updated 2017-05-30 5:46:39 PM So far in the 2017-2018 session, 24 of 33 Wisconsin state senators have sponsored or cosponsored at least one cannabis-related bill. Of the 9 senators who have not signed on to any cannabis-related legislation, all are Republicans, who hold the majority with 20 seats. Up until May 30, the group included one Democrat, 90-year old Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison). Although...

Decriminalization

UPDATED: NORML to urge lower pot fines at May 16 Middleton city council meeting

May 2, 2017 - (NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect a new time & date and change to the city council meeting.) After a lengthy but successful campaign in Monona to reduce local pot penalties, activists from Madison NORML and allies are turning their attention to city of Middleton, just west of Madison. On Tuesday May 16, Middleton's city council is meeting at 7:30pm and supporters of reducing Middleton...

CBD

New Wisconsin law allows individuals to treat any medical condition with CBD

April 19, 2017 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 10, relating to definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol, into law in a ceremony in Burlington on Monday, April 17. With Walker's signature, SB10 becomes 2017 Wisconsin Act 4. While the CBD law passed in 2014, "Lydia's Law," 2013 Wisconsin Act 267, was focused specifically on the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) for treatment of...

CBD

Walker to sign CBD bill April 17

April 14, 2017 - UPDATED: 2017-04-14: 6:09:18 PM: On April 13, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was formally presented Senate Bill 10, legalizing possession of CBD oil in Wisconsin for medical use with a note from a physician. Once formally presented, the governor then has 6 business days to sign a bill into law. The Racine Journal Times and other media report Gov. Walker is scheduled to sign SB10 Monday in Burlington at...

Decriminalization

Gary Storck: Monona shows courage on cannabis

April 6, 2017 - Here’s my latest letter in the Cap Times. I guess with my reference to the Madison Ord. 23.20 anniversary, I assumed it might get published closer to the anniversary date. But it came out March 25 and I didn’t spot it at the time. Gary Storck: Monona shows courage on cannabis Mar 25, 2017 Dear Editor: Monona Mayor Bob Miller and the three alders he joined in voting to repeal penalties for adult...

Decriminalization

Madisonís historic pot ordinance passed by voters 40 years ago April 5

April 4, 2017 - Ever since I became aware of Madison Ordinance 23.20, “Regulations concerning marijuana and cannabis,” the binding referendum passed by Madison voters in April 1977, I’ve wanted to know more about its history and how it came to be. Madison NORML flier from Ord. 23.20 30th birthday party in 2007. (Cannabadger.com) In 2007, I put together a 23.20 30th birthday party as then-president of Madison NORML....

Hemp

Wisconsin hemp bill reveals changing face of cannabis support in legislature

March 29, 2017 - While Wisconsin may seem hopelessly mired in cannabis prohibition, the list of sponsors on new Republican-sponsored bipartisan industrial hemp legislation includes an array of GOP lawmakers cosponsoring cannabis-related legislation for the first time. Other GOP sponsors had previously only signed onto bipartisan GOP CBD oil legislation that recently passed both houses. Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum...

Legalization

2017 Session Cannabis Related Bills in WI Legislature so far

March 23, 2017 - UPDATED: 03/24/2017 8:04:47 AM: The 2017-2018 Wisconsin legislative session has seen a lot of legislation introduced for this early in the session, and GOP-sponsored bipartisan CBD legislation SB10/AB49 sponsored by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) was the first. This legislation was a priority after failing to pass the Senate last year and has already passed both...

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