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...
November 30, 2017 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today signed into law 2017 Senate Bill 119, regarding industrial hemp production, at a signing ceremony at the Capitol, making the state the 34th to allow farmers to grow hemp..
The bill's signing today followed unanimous votes in both houses the same week, the senate passing it Nov. 7 in a 33-0 vote and the Assembly following suit Nov. 9 in a 92-0 vote.
November 23, 2017 - After SB119, bipartisan industrial hemp legislation cleared both houses in unanimous votes the same week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's spokesman Tom Evenson said he would review the bill but did not commit to signing it.
Under state law, once a bill is passed by both chambers, the Wisconsin governor has three options: veto it, sign it or do nothing. If the governor chooses to do nothing, the...
November 9, 2017 - Hemp, Politics
Wisconsin Assembly passes hemp bill, sends to Gov. Walker
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After passing the State Senate Tuesday Nov. 7 in a 33-0 vote and a Wednesday hearing in the Assembly Agriculture committee, Wisconsin’s bipartisan hemp bill SB119/AB183 moved directly to a floor vote in the Assembly Thursday evening. The Assembly passed the bill in a...
November 7, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp, Politics
Wisconsin Senate passes hemp bill, Assembly to vote Nov. 9
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UPDATE: 11/08/2017 10:00:58 PM: SB119 has been placed on the Assembly calendar for Thursday Nov. 9. The Assembly session is set for a 1:00pm start and is on Wisconsin Eye’s live coverage schedule. SB119 appears with Senate bills scheduled after Assembly bills...
November 4, 2017 - Hemp, Politics
Wisconsin Senate schedules Hemp Bill floor vote for Nov. 7
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It has been 60 years since Wisconsin farmers legally grew hemp, but it looks like that may change soon as hemp legislation takes another big step forward. Wisconsin Senate Bill 119, the bipartisan-sponsored GOP-authored industrial hemp bill has been scheduled for a vote by...
October 9, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp
Wisconsin Eye to broadcast Oct. 10 Hemp bill press conference and hearing live
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(Updated 10/09/2017 4:47:49 PM) Both a pre-hearing press conference from Hemp Bill sponsors Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) and Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and the public hearing itself are scheduled to be broadcast Live on WisconsinEye on...
October 8, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp
Three amendments offered on bipartisan hemp bill by Rep. Considine
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Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) (Cannabadger.com)
With the Oct. 10 public hearing looming, Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) offered 3 amendments to the Republican-sponsored bipartisan industrial hemp bill AB183/SB119 on October 6, 2017. The first regards DOJ...
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...