2017 Wisconsin Act 100

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....

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...

Farm Bureau and hemp businesses push back after DOJ position paper says CBD illegal in Wisconsin

May 3, 2018 - Green Bay's Fox11 News has reported that preliminary numbers show the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) received 341 applications for the hemp pilot program, of which 248 were for growing hemp and 94 for processing. But so far, most media has been quiet about a controversy that erupted Monday, April 30, the day before the licensing application deadline, when...

DATCP guidance to hemp producers - WI DOJ says CBD mostly illegal in state

April 30, 2018 - ***THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY*** RELATED: Farm Bureau and hemp businesses push back after DOJ position paper says CBD illegal in Wisconsin With a May 1 deadline looming for licensing growers and processors under Wisconsin's new hemp law, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) sent a message Monday April 30 to subscribers of its industrial hemp program mailing...

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...

Scenes from the Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo in Madison

February 27, 2018 - I spent the morning of Feb. 26, 2018 at the 1st Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in downtown Madison. https://centralushemp.com/ Doug Fine speaking at 1st Annual Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo in Madison WI Doug Fine led off the conference off with an hour of powerful preaching about the American hemp industry and the potential it...

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,...

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...

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...

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...