Hemp

Wisconsin hemp license deadline is May 1

April 27, 2018 - The deadline this year to apply for a license to grow or process industrial hemp from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Wisconsin's new hemp law 2017 Act 100 requires growers and processors to be licensed. A grower license allows the planting and harvesting of industrial hemp, while a processor license allows the storage, handling...

Politics

Southeastern Wisconsin NORML releases survey of Dem gubernatorial candidate's cannabis positions

April 20, 2018 - Just in time for 4/20, Southeastern Wisconsin NORML has released the results of a 12 question survey on cannabis that was sent to each of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates seeking the nomination in the August primary election. Six candidates responded from the large field of Democrats running: former Wisconsin Democracy Campaign head Mike McCabe, former Democratic Party chair Matt Flynn, radio...

Events

2018 Madison area 4/20-related events

April 17, 2018 - April 20 falls on a Friday this year and Cannabadger's home city Madison is gearing up for another celebration of the high holiday of cannabis. While the Mad City's location on the red side of the green line translates to fewer public events than places pot is legal, there are more 4/20-related events happening every year. Here's a look at some of them: People congregate on Bascom Hill on April 20...

Hemp

Wisconsin DATCP says 25 licenses to produce hemp issued as of April 5

April 6, 2018 - The Wisconsin Division of Agricultural Resource Management Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) says the agency has issued 25 licenses to produce hemp as of April 5. Licensing to grow hemp was opened up by DATCP on March 2, 2018. DATCP says they have received about 60 applications to grow hemp. Hemp poster at Press Conference before Hearing on Hemp Bill. (...

Politics

Cannabis related bills that failed to pass in the Wisconsin 2017-2018 legislative session

April 4, 2018 - As a longtime Wisconsin cannabis activist, I've felt the excitement of the potential of many a new legislative session and mourned the missed potential when lawmakers failed to act when the sessions drew to a close. And that is where Wisconsin is at now at the close of the 2017-2018 legislative session. While few could have predicted GOP lawmakers' embrace of industrial hemp this session after so...

Breaking News

Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager dies, supported medical cannabis

March 31, 2018 - Sad news today with Wisconsin media reporting the passing of former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager from cancer at age 62 early Saturday surrounded by family at her home in Fond du Lac. Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager talks with Jacki Rickert at the March 29, 2004 St. Patrick's day with Frank Boyle fundraiser in Madison. On March 29, 2004, Lautenschlager was among...

Politics

Federal Opioid Commission member to give talks against medical marijuana in La Crosse Monday

March 24, 2018 - The La Crosse Tribune is reporting that Bertha Madras, one of six members of President Trump's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, is scheduled to give two presentations in La Crosse on Monday March 26. Unfortunately the talks will not be about new approaches to addressing the opioid crisis like legalizing medical marijuana. While research from states that have legalized...

History

Marijuana decriminalization supporter and former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette dies

March 16, 2018 - Former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette, who was the first sitting Wisconsin Attorney General to endorse cannabis decriminalization, has died at age 82. Source: 1978 Wisconsin Blue Book La Follette, the grandson of Senator Robert M. "Fighting Bob" La Follette, Sr., was first elected Wisconsin Attorney General in 1964, serving two two-year terms, then was elected again in 1974, serving...

Medical

Could Wisconsin's "Right to Try" bill apply to medical cannabis?

March 13, 2018 - UPDATE: 15:33:16 PM 2018-03-31: On Wednesday, March 27, Gov. Walker signed Senate Bill 84, which was then published as 2017 Wisconsin Act 165. The Marijuana Majority's Tom Angell, writing today in Forbes about federal Republican-backed "Right to Try" legislation, "GOP Leaders' Bill Could Let Patients Use Medical Marijuana", suggests the bill now before Congress, H.R.878, includes certain provisions...

Politics

Four Dem candidates for Wisconsin governor proclaim pro-pot positions on websites

March 10, 2018 - The top nine Democrats vying to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the Tuesday, August 14, 2018 partisan primary, Tony Evers, Matt Flynn, Andy Gronik, Mike McCabe, Mahlon Mitchell, Kelda Roys, Paul Soglin, Kathleen Vinehout, and Dana Wachs have all voiced support for cannabis legalization in during candidate forums around the state. Cannabadger looked all nine top candidate's campaign websites...

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