Politics

NORML rates all U.S. governors on pot and Scott Walker gets a ‘D’

October 28, 2016 - With elections just a little over a week away, the good folks at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) just released their first-ever “US Governors Scorecard.” NORML has assigned a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to every state governor based upon his or her comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker, who is not up...

Legalization

Wisconsin PAC supports cannabis-friendly candidates

October 22, 2016 - As noted in my last post, “Why Wisconsin can’t vote to legalize cannabis,” passing cannabis law reform legislation has been extremely difficult with little real progress over decades of legislating. The state constitution does not include the Initiative process, closing off the route numerous states have already taken and more are taking this November to pass medical and adult use initiatives. A...

Legalization

Why Wisconsin can’t vote to legalize cannabis

October 12, 2016 - This November citizens in nine states will be voting to legalize medical cannabis or adult use. Wisconsin will not be among them. As of June 2016, 25 states and Washington D.C. currently have some form of medical cannabis law and 4 plus Washington D.C. have legalized adult use. I recently read an article in Motley Fool that listed Wisconsin among 14 states that would likely be the last of the...

Politics

Racine Rep Cory Mason out of touch on cannabis

September 30, 2016 - In late May, I got in a discussion about cannabis legalization in Wisconsin with State Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) in a thread on his Facebook page. Despite not sponsoring any pot-related legislation during his ten years in office, it still seemed possible he might be more open to reform representing an urban district that includes the city of Racine. State crime stats show the numbers of arrests...

CBD

Fitzgerald uses procedural move to block last chance for CBD bill vote

March 16, 2016 - {Updated 2016-03-16 6:59:17 PM} WisPolitics.com, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Racine Journal Times and other sources are reporting more details along with reaction to last night’s actions by Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to block a vote on the CBD bill during the final meeting of 2015-2016 legislative session. Senate Democrats had made a motion to pull the CBD bill, AB228/...

Politics

Updated: Timeline: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on marijuana

July 13, 2015 - UPDATED 10/20/2018 Cannabadger has assembled the following comprehensive timeline of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s statements about cannabis, starting back in 2010, with the most recent addition to the timeline on top. The timeline begins in Sept., 2010 and now includes 29 statements or actions by Gov. Walker regarding hemp, cannabis and medical cannabis through Oct. 19, 2018. October 19, 2018 On...

CBD

Bipartisan Wisconsin CBD bill would strike need for prescription

May 21, 2015 - Legislation introduced by Sen. Van Wanggaard that would eliminate the requirement that people have a prescription for cannabidiol (CBD) oil in order to use it has been assigned a bill number and committee. Under the proposal, people could not be prosecuted simply for possessing the oil. 2015 Assembly Bill 228, formerly known as LRB-1911, was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Children and Families...

Hemp

Bipartisan Wisconsin Industrial Hemp bill gets bill number and committee assignment

May 15, 2015 - Wisconsin’s bipartisan hemp bill, which was rolled out at a May 6 Capitol press conference, has been formally introduced. Assembly Bill 215 has been assigned to the Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations. At the press conference, lead sponsor Rep. Dave Considine had expressed the hope the bill would go the Committee on Agriculture, of which he is a member. AB215 is sponsored by a record...

Breaking News

Updated: Dane County sheriff disputes Scott Walker pot anecdote

March 30, 2015 - Matthew Defour of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting tonight that Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney is disputing a story Gov. Scott Walker told last week at a luncheon in Arizona while the governor was reiterating his opposition to legalizing cannabis. “”Even there, the Democrat sheriff said to me last year when this issue came up, ‘Whatever you do, please do not sign the legalization of...

Decriminalization

Dane County Wisconsin looking at $10 fines for pot possession

March 20, 2015 - The Capital Times and other sources reported this week that Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Board are working on revising the county’s cannabis possession ordinance to reduce fines for possession of less than 25 grams of pot to $10. In 2010, the board placed an advisory referendum on medical cannabis on county ballots for the Nov. 2010 election that passed with 75.49% of the...

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