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...

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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...

Politics

Cannabadger two year anniversary March 20

March 20, 2017 - Today marks Cannabadger's second anniversary! It was on March 20, 2015 that I launched Cannabadger.com with the publication of the first post, "Dane County Wisconsin looking at $10 fines for pot possession." Two years later, Cannabadger has published 165 posts covering a wide variety of topics at the intersection of Wisconsin and Cannabis. To see the list of all posts published, click the "CONTENTS...

Decriminalization

Monona Mayor breaks Council Tie to pass pot ordinance amendment

March 20, 2017 - UPDATED 03/24/2017 8:46:08 AM: After a hearing from the public and debating the merits of amending Monona’s current cannabis ordinance, Monona alders tied 3-3 in voting on the first of several options up for consideration, the so-called Kitslaar Amendment after it’s author, Monona Alder Andrew Kitslaar. Kitslaar Amendment named after it’s author, Monona Alder Andrew Kitslaar. Alders James Busse,...

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Monona alders meet March 20 to hash out pot ordinance language

March 18, 2017 - The campaign to reduce Monona pot fines to $1 plus costs continues Monday, March 20 at the Monona city council meeting, when alders will be debating then voting on the wording of the amended ordinance. Public support has been critical in moving this issue forward through a long campaign that first started back in 2015. At about the same time, Fitchburg officials quietly lowered their pot fine, the...

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Democratic sponsored Wisconsin hemp bill gets number

March 16, 2017 - A Wisconsin industrial hemp bill sponsored by Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) that had been revised after circulating now has been given a bill number. 2017 Assembly Bill 147 is sponsored by Representatives Considine, Pope, C. Taylor, Kolste, Spreitzer, Milroy, Sargent, Crowley, Subeck, Berceau, Sinicki, Hesselbein, Brostoff, Bowen, Ohnstad, Zamarripa, Barca and Quinn; and cosponsored by Senators L...

CBD

Wisconsin Assembly passes CBD bill 98-0 sends to Walker for signature

March 7, 2017 - The Wisconsin Assembly today passed SB10/AB49 CBD oil legislation in a unanimous 98-0 vote . CBD or cannabidiol, is among 80 or some cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. CBD has been found to be useful in treating some medical conditions, particularly seizure disorders. Rep. Chris Taylor first offered Assembly Substitute Amendment 1, To Senate Bill 10. The Amendment would legalize medical cannabis...

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Wisconsin Assembly sets March 7 floor vote on CBD bill

March 2, 2017 - Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Senate sponsor of Wisconsin CBD legislation. The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Rules has scheduled AB49/SB10, CBD oil legislation sponsored by Sen, Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) for a March 7 floor vote. The bipartisan-supported bills have already cleared the state senate by a 31-1 vote and the Assembly Committee on Children and Families by...

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State NORML chapters planning March 1 Capitol Lobby Day

February 25, 2017 - With only 28 days in February, Wisconsin NORML’s Capitol Lobby Day on Wed. March 1, 2017 is coming up fast! Current cannabis-related legislation includes Senate Bill 38/Assembly Bill 75: The Compassionate Cannabis Care Act, and Senate Joint Resolution 10/Assembly Joint Resolution 7, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Referendum, both sponsored by Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Rep. Chris Taylor...

Rep. Kremer circulating bipartisan authored industrial hemp bill

February 23, 2017 - UPDATED: 02/28/2017 – 10:43:41 AM Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) announced Feb. 23 in a press release that he is circulating a cosponsorship memo for industrial hemp legislation LRB-1117/1. His release thanks the bill’s bipartisan group of authors, Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) who he notes has been working on this issue since 2009 along with Senators Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), Sheila...

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