Legalization

Legalizing marijuana could curb heroin use — Gary Storck

September 10, 2015 - Below is a letter to the editor I wrote that will be published in the Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 print edition of the Wisconsin State Journal: Legalizing marijuana could curb heroin use — Gary Storck Considering the article in Wednesday’s paper “State rep plans anti-heroin bills,” if Rep. John Nygren really wants to curtail opiate abuse in Wisconsin, he should consider sponsoring legislation...

Decriminalization

Decriminalization article exposes backward mindsets on Wisconsin pot law reforms

September 2, 2015 - The Stevens Point Journal published a nice look at local efforts to decriminalize cannabis possession after the city council recently reduced pot fines, “Marijuana decriminalization spreads across WI.” It was then picked up by the Associated Press (AP) and is now reappearing in abbreviated form in various media outlets including the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The original version is a good...

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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