Legalization

Wisconsin State Journal: Gary Storck: Pot referendum should be welcomed

January 30, 2017 - Here is my letter to the editor published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday, January 30, 2017.

CBD

Senate CBD bill public hearing set for Jan. 31

January 26, 2017 - Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) has scheduled a public hearing in his Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on his newly introduced CBD Oil bill SB10 for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at 12:30pm in Room 411 South at the State Capitol. This is the largest hearing room at the Capitol and the location of last session’s CBD bill Senate hearing in Nov. 2015. A hearing notice should be forthcoming soon from...

CBD

Wanggaard CBD bill gets bill number and cosponsors

January 25, 2017 - Sen. Van Wanggaard’s CBD bill now has a number, Senate Bill 10 along with 15 of 33 state senators cosponsoring, Senators Wanggaard, Wirch, Testin, Bewley, Carpenter, Craig, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, Lasee, Ringhand, Roth, (Democratic Minority Leader) Shilling, L. Taylor and C. Larson. 10 of the sponsors are Democrats, and five are. Republicans. This is Senator Shilling’s first cannabis-related...

Decriminalization

Breaking: GOP Rep Jarchow will sponsor pot decrim bill

January 23, 2017 - State Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) announced he is drafting a bipartisan statewide cannabis decriminalization bill on the “State Reppin” radio show on Riverwest Radio hosted by State Reps. Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) and David Bowen (D-Milwaukee). You can listen to the full show here. The decriminalization discusses begins a little past the 22:00 mark. This is their Facebook page here....

CBD

Wanggaard expects CBD bill passage before March

January 19, 2017 - Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) who authored CBD legislation last session that was blocked by fellow Republicans, is currently circulating his latest version of the legislation, LRB-0854/1. 2013 Wisconsin Act 267, regarding CBD oil for childhood seizures,  was passed by lawmakers and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker in 2014, but the wording was problematic for families seeking to use cannabidiol...

Legalization

Capital Times: Gary Storck: 'Dr.' Scott Walker needs update on cannabis

January 15, 2017 - The Capital Times published this letter to the editor I wrote Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017: Dear Editor: Gov. Scott Walker indicated in a recent interview that he believes the only medical use from the cannabis plant is limited to just one cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), and only for use for childhood seizure disorders that don’t respond to conventional treatments. Medical marijuana isn’t needed...

Medical

Wisconsin Democrats bill would put medical pot advisory referendum on ballot

January 14, 2017 - Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) are rolling out two medical-cannabis bills, an updated version of the Compassionate Cannabis Care Act the two have long championed and a second bill to authorize placing a statewide medical cannabis advisory referendum before state voters. Rep. Taylor announced the new legislation on Facebook on Jan. 12: Earlier today, Sen. Jon...

Legalization

Walker not interested in legalization says neither are most lawmakers

January 8, 2017 - With the start of the new legislative session, there has been a flood of articles about cannabis and Wisconsin. Among them I discovered a real nugget in a story from the Wisconsin Radio Network (WRN) January 6, by Andrew Beckett, “Governor Scott Walker open to improving access to CBD oil,” discussing the proposal being sponsored again by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine). Incidentally, Wanggaard was...

Politics

GOP Leaders Split Over Medical Pot

January 4, 2017 - The Associated Press reports Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Tuesday, the first day of the 2017-2018 legislative session, that he was open to the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana. “For me – and I can only speak for myself, I cannot speak for anyone else in our caucus because we haven’t done that. But if you get a prescription to use an opiate or you get a prescription to use...

History

2016 Cannabadger Wisconsin Year in Cannabis Review

December 14, 2016 - 2016 marked another difficult year for cannabis legalization in Wisconsin. With all branches of state government under the control of Republicans who have shown little interest in cannabis for six years and counting, progress at the state level was again stymied. With any forward progress impossible at the state level, cannabis activists once again concentrated on local efforts, with mixed...

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