Legalization

Wisconsin cannabis possession arrests surged 5% from 2016 to 2017

July 3, 2018 - New data from 2017 from the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) reveals that arrests for possession of marijuana in Wisconsin increased from 16,245 to 17,022 from 2016 to 2017, an increase of 5%. From 2015 to 2016, pot arrests had gone up almost 9%, from 14,930 to 16,245. Together those increases represent a 14% increase in state pot arrests from 2015 to 2017. Data Source: Wisconsin Dept. of Justice...

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Cannabis legalization advisory referendum update: Rock County approves, other counties moving forward

June 29, 2018 - On Thursday, June 28, the Rock County Board voted 14-12 to place a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on Nov. 6 Rock County general election ballots. The Rock County question will read: "Should cannabis be legalized for adult use, taxed and regulated like alcohol, with the proceeds from the taxes used for education, healthcare and infrastructure?" On Monday, June 18, 2018, the St. Croix...

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Wisconsin County Cannabis Legalization Advisory Referendums moving forward across state

June 22, 2018 - On Thursday June 21, county board executive committees in Dane and La Crosse counties advanced measures that would place cannabis legalization advisory measures on county ballots Nov. 6. In Dane County, the cannabis advisory referendum resolution introduced by 6th District Supervisor Yogesh Chawla passed out of the Executive committee on a unanimous 5-0 vote. The next stop is the full Dane County...

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More Wisconsin counties looking at advisory referendums on pot legalization

June 17, 2018 - UPDATED: 06/18/2018 4:31:25 PM An advisory referendum on legalizing cannabis has already been approved by the Milwaukee County Board and in Dane County, a resolution that would do the same has been introduced with 19 cosponsors and is likely to pass. The next stop for the Dane resolution is the County's Board's Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 5:00pm in City-County Building Room...

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Dane County Board to consider cannabis legalization advisory referendum for November ballot

June 7, 2018 - UPDATED: 06/09/2018 7:49:17 AM: Dane County District 6 Supervisor Yogesh Chawla introduced county board resolution # 2018 RES-064, which would place to an advisory referendum on cannabis legalization before Dane County voters in the Nov. 6 general election, during the County Board's Thursday June 7 meeting . Res-064 has 19 sponsors: Yogesh Chawla, Jeff Pertl, Tanya Buckingham, Kelly Danner, Patrick...

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Full Milwaukee County Board OKs cannabis legalization advisory referendum for November ballot

May 24, 2018 - The Milwaukee County Board today passed Resolution 18-333 by a 15-1 vote, placing the non-binding referendum on legalizing cannabis before Milwaukee County voters in this fall's general election on Nov. 6. 16th District Supervisor John Weishan Jr., sponsor of the resolution that would place a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on county ballots Nov. 6, 2018, The resolution, sponsored by 16th...

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OPED: Cannabis Legalization: Not if but how

May 19, 2018 - In Nov. 2018, Wisconsin voters will cast ballots for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, all 99 state assembly reps and 16 of 33 state senators, along with federal offices including all 8 congressional reps and a U.S. senate seat. Efforts are underway in Milwaukee County to place a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on county ballots. The huge field of Democrats...

CBD

WI DOJ backs down on hemp CBD ban after meeting bill authors, Farm Bureau

May 13, 2018 - An emotional rollercoaster for stakeholders than began with the release by DATCP of a Wisconsin DOJ guidance stating newly licensed hemp growers and processors could not produce CBD and that such products sold by retailers were illegal ended with a reversal by the Attorney General's office. Wisconsin DOJ officials met May 9 with the farm bureau, the hemp bill's authors, Sen. Patrick Testin and Rep....

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Milwaukee County Board committee OKs pot legalization referendum proposal; sends to full board for vote

May 10, 2018 - The Milwaukee County Board's Judiciary committee this morning voted 5-0 to send a proposal by 16th District Supervisor John Weishan Jr. to put a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposal next goes to the full County Board at its May 24 meeting, where if approved, would place the non-binding referendum before Milwaukee County voters in this fall's general election....

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Jackson County Sheriff 'no consequences' if you hand over your illegal CBD products

May 8, 2018 - The Jackson County Wisconsin Sheriff's Office issued a news release May 8 which was posted on their Facebook page. According to the release, Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera provided an "informational section on marijuana, hemp and CBD oils" at "Coffee with a Cop" at the Lunda Center Hub in Black River Falls May 3 in response to "questions and concerns brought up by attendees". County Wisconsin...

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