Hemp

Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo coming to Madison Feb. 26-27

February 17, 2018 - Yet another hemp event has been scheduled for Wisconsin since the state legalized industrial hemp in Nov. 2017. The 1st Annual Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo is set for Feb. 26-27 in downtown Madison at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, two blocks from the Capitol on Lake Monona. The event features a strong suite of speakers on hemp, CBD and other aspects of the industry,...

Elections

Leah Vukmir tops list of anti-pot Wisconsin lawmakers not returning in 2019

February 10, 2018 - Longtime anti-cannabis zealot State Sen. Leah Vukmir's time at the Wisconsin Capitol is rapidly winding down and the longtime senate health committee chair will soon gavel to a close her final health committee hearing. But despite serving as health committee chair in both the Assembly and Senate, Vukmir steadfastly refused to hold a hearing on medical cannabis legislation despite overwhelming...

Hemp

First Annual Wisconsin Hemp Expo in Milwaukee March 9

February 5, 2018 - With the production and processing of industrial hemp now legal in the state thanks to the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 100 in Nov. 2017, professionally-produced hemp events are starting to happen. In January 2018, the St. Croix Chippewa held a hemp symposium at two locations over two days. On Thursday March 9, CBD Therapeutics of Wisconsin will be holding their first annual Wisconsin Hemp Expo...

Elections

Nine Democratic candidates for governor support cannabis legalization at Madison forum

January 29, 2018 - Nine of the 18 Democrats vying for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin governor appeared at a forum at LaFollette High School in Madison on Sunday, Jan. 28. The event was moderated by Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), sponsor of 2017 AB482, which would legalize medical and adult use of cannabis in Wisconsin. At around 55 minutes into the hour and a half forum, Rep. Sargent asked the...

Hemp

St. Croix Chippewa hosting St. Croix Hemp Symposium Jan 22-23, 2018

January 16, 2018 - With Wisconsin returning to the fold of states where industrial hemp cultivation is legal with the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 100 in Nov. 2017, hemp-related events are starting to spring up around the state. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin along with Shimadzu Corporation & MJM Strategy are hosting a St. Croix Hemp Symposium later this month, the first Wisconsin hemp event since...

Elections

Q&A with Scott Olmer, GOP congressional primary challenger to Glenn Grothman

January 13, 2018 - 2018 is an election year with plenty on the line at both the state and national level here in Wisconsin. Cannabadger will be following developments and talking to candidates through the Nov. 6 general election. Offices up for election include Wisconsin governor, attorney general, all 99 state assembly seats, half the state senate seats, one U.S. senate seat and all 8 congressional districts. Map...

History

Isthmus: Gary Storck: Memoriam: Jacki Rickert

January 12, 2018 - Below is an image of the print edition of an article I write for the Isthmus memorializing the late Wisconsin medical cannabis icon Jacki Rickert, “In memoriam: Jacki Rickert: Medical cannabis pioneer helped build movement in Wisconsin and beyond.” Thanks to Congressman Mark Pocan for the great quote about Jacki and to the Isthmus for carrying this story:

Medical

Remembering Wisconsin medical cannabis advocate Jacki Rickert 1951-2017

December 28, 2017 - The medical cannabis community in Wisconsin and beyond, along with family and friends, is grieving with the news that Wisconsin medical cannabis pioneer and warrior Jacki Rickert passed away in the early morning hours of Dec. 26 at UW Hospital in Madison after a long illness. Jacki in New Brunswick, New Jersey in October 2000 for a protest at Al Gore’s campaign office protesting his flip against...

History

Cannabadger 2017 Year In Review

December 15, 2017 - CBD, Decriminalization, Direct Legislation, Hemp, History, Legalization, Medical, Politics, Recreational Cannabadger 2017 Year In Review December 15, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit 2017 was Cannabadger’s most productive year so far, with 81 articles posted in addition to this post so far, thanks to a number of high profile cannabis bills. 2016 produced 61 posts by comparison. According to...

Legal Medicine Blues at Mt. Horeb Schoolhouse with Sen. Erpenbach Dec. 16

December 6, 2017 - State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) will be speaking about medical cannabis legislation he sponsored at a special event featuring local talent and timely subject matter Dec. 16th at 7pm at the District #1 Old School House in Mt. Horeb. Mineral Point singer-songwriter Rick Harris will kick off the event with a few tunes including his song about medical cannabis, “Legal Medicine Blues,” before...

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