Politics

Gov. Tony Evers to present first State of the State address Tuesday January 22

January 19, 2019 - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will be delivering his very first State of the State (SOTS) Address at 7:00 pm on Tuesday January 22 in the Assembly chambers at the Capitol in Madison. I’ve been to a lot of these events over the years dating back to the Tommy Thompson years. This year, it’s expected that Evers will share details of his plans to include what he called the “first step toward legalizing...

Elections

Sturgeon Bay City Council approves wording for two Spring election cannabis advisory referenda

January 16, 2019 - Sturgeon Bay District 6 alder Seth Wiederanders tells Cannabadger that the Sturgeon Bay city council voted Jan. 15 to finalize and approve the wording of two cannabis advisory referendums for the April 2 spring election ballot in the city. The Council voted 5-2 to approve the wording. The two questions to be asked are: “Do you support the use of cannabis for medical purposes?” “Do you support...

Elections

Wood County Board approves April 2019 Cannabis Advisory Referendums

January 15, 2019 - This morning, after much discussion and debate, Wood County supervisors approved a proposal by Sup. Jake Hahn to place two cannabis advisory referendums on county ballots for Spring Election on April 2, 2019. The vote was 10-7 in favor. The first proposed referendum asks voters, “Should marijuana be legal for adults 21 years of and over, for recreational and medical use, which will be taxed and...

Elections

Wood County Board to vote on April 2019 Cannabis Advisory Referendum Jan. 15

January 10, 2019 - On Jan. 4th, the Judicial & Legislative committee of the Wood County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to put two cannabis advisory referendums on the April 2, 2019 Spring Election ballot by a 4-1 vote. Cannabis Advisory Referendum vote by the Judicial & Legislative committee of the Wood County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 4, 2019. Source; Committee minutes The resolution was...

History

Cannabadger 2018 Top Ten Wisconsin Cannabis Stories

December 30, 2018 - 2018 was an amazing year for moving Wisconsin closer to cannabis legalization. Never before has the state seen the level of support for legalization of cannabis for both medical and adult use as 2018. Not only did the Marquette Law School Poll find their highest level of support for legalizing cannabis like alcohol with 61% saying they approve, an unprecedented 16 counties and 2 cities placed...

Business

Survey: Wisconsin Bankers Say Not Yet Ready To Provide Loans To Wisconsin Hemp Industry

December 26, 2018 - A survey of 95 Wisconsin bank CEOs and presidents by the state’s largest financial industry trade association, the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA), has found low confidence for funding investments in Wisconsin’s new hemp industry at this time, according to a release from the group. 83% of the respondents said “no,” with only 17% saying “yes” to the two questions asked in the survey:. The...

Medical

Senator Patrick Testin appointed chair of Wisconsin Senate Health Committee

December 17, 2018 - Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has announced state senate committee chairmanships for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative session. In a move that could be a game-changer, Fitzgerald appointed Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) to chair the Senate Health Committee, a position long held by Sen. Leah Vukmir, who gave up her state senate seat in a losing bid for the U....

Medical

Looking back at Wisconsin 2009 joint committee hearing on medical cannabis

December 15, 2018 - In Nov. 2008, Democrats swept into power in Wisconsin, gaining control of both houses of the state legislature with incumbent Gov. Jim Doyle already holding down the executive branch. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Waunakee) were the sponsors of Assembly Bill 554/Senate Bill 368, the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA). With Democrats chairing both health committees...

Legalization

Wisconsinites say regulate cannabis like alcohol – Here’s what that should mean

December 4, 2018 - The most recent Marquette Law School poll from Aug. 2018 found that 61% of Wisconsinites want to see cannabis regulated like alcohol. Both Dane and Rock county’s Nov. 6 cannabis advisory referendums asked voters if cannabis should be regulated like alcohol. Combined more than a quarter of million voters (268,257) in Dane and Rock counties agreed, with 69% in favor in Rock County and 76% in Dane....

Politics

Republican legislative gerrymandering may blunt Wisconsin voters support of cannabis legalization

November 27, 2018 - In less than six weeks, on Jan. 7, 2019, Gov. Scott Walker will leave office and Gov.-elect Tony Evers will be sworn in as Wisconsin’s 46th governor, Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, other state elected officials and lawmakers will be sworn in as well as the new legislative session begins. I have been analyzing results from the Nov. 6 elections, and despite all 18 city and county cannabis...

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