CBD

Assembly committee sets vote on Wisconsin CBD bill

February 17, 2017 - The Assembly Committee on Children and Families has scheduled an executive session on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM in 415 Northwest to vote on AB49/SB10 CBD legislation. The lead sponsors are Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) and the bills have broad bipartisan support in both houses. Previously the committee held a public hearing on Feb. 15. The full senate...

CBD

Senator Larson introducing bill to legalize CBD production

February 16, 2017 - Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) announced on Feb. 15 that he and Rep. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg) are circulating a bill for co-sponsorship that would create a safe and legal process for cannabidiol (CBD) to be manufactured in the state. Larson says his proposal (LRB 2105) would remove barriers to accessing CBD treatment by doing the following: * Establishing a licensure program, administered by...

Decriminalization

Monona City Council takes the torch from PSC as pot debate rolls on

February 15, 2017 - On Monday Feb. 20 the Monona city council listened to public testimony and debated the proposal to amend the city’s cannabis possession ordinance and adopt a $1 fine plus costs for those over 21 found in possession. Madison NORML’s Nate Petreman reports a strong turnout from supporters, with only one opponent speaking against and another registering against, compared to five speaking in favor and...

CBD

Public hearing set for Feb. 15 on Assembly version of WI CBD bill

February 9, 2017 - The Assembly Committee on Children and Families has scheduled a public hearing on Assembly Bill 49, the companion bill to Senate Bill 10, the CBD bill that passed the full senate on Feb. 8 on a 31-1 vote. The hearing is set for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:00pm in Room 412 East of the State Capitol. The committee chair is Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay). Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) is the...

CBD

Wisconsin Senate passes CBD bill 31-1

February 8, 2017 - Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol, passed the full Wisconsin Senate today by a 31-1 vote in favor. The sole vote against came from Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville), one of several senators who helped kill last session’s version of the bill in the last moments of the last senate session. Not voting...

CBD

Wisconsin CBD bill on Feb 8 Senate calendar

February 7, 2017 - Senate Bill 10, Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol, has been placed on the Wisconsin Senate calendar for a floor vote on Wed. Feb. 8. SB10 passed out of the 5-member Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Feb. 2 on a 4-0 vote with Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) excused from the vote. Stroebel was one of a small group of conservative senators who...

Medical

Erpenbach/Taylor set Monday press conference for MMJ bill and referendum

February 5, 2017 - Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) have scheduled a press conference for 10:00am Monday, Feb. 6 in the Capitol’s Assembly Parlor to formally launch their new medical cannabis legislation along with their resolution to place a statewide advisory referendum about medical cannabis on Nov. 2018 ballots. The Assembly Parlor is located off to the left of the Assembly...

CBD

Senate CBD bill heads for floor vote, Assembly version introduced

February 3, 2017 - An executive session was held Feb. 2 on Senate Bill 10 in the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety after the Jan. 31 public hearing. The vote was 4-0, and having passed out of committee SB10 is available for scheduling for a Senate floor vote. Sens. Wanggaard, Testin, L. Taylor and Risser voted in favor. State Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, was excused from the vote. Stroebel was...

Decriminalization

Tomah Cannabis Committee disbanded by 4-2 vote: Referendum next?

February 2, 2017 - Tomah alder Chris King reports that Tomah’s Ad Hoc Cannabis committee, established in Summer 2016 to study the city’s cannabis decriminalization ordinance, has voted to disband. Alder King posted the following on Facebook: “WE ARE FORCED TO EXPLORE THE DIRECT LEGISLATION/REFERENDUM OPTION TO DECRIMINALIZE CANNABIS IN THE CITY OF TOMAH. The Ad Hoc Cannabis committee has voted to end the committee...

Hemp

Farmers Union votes to support hemp farming at state convention

February 1, 2017 - The Wisconsin Farmers Union held their 86th annual State Convention Jan. 27-29, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells. According to a press release from the group, delegates adopted a number of resolutions reflecting the farm organization’s views on key issues. Among them was language supporting hemp farming in Wisconsin: “Support for the removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, for the import of...

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