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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...

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...

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...

Wisconsin Assembly passes hemp bill, sends to Gov. Walker

November 9, 2017 - Hemp, Politics Wisconsin Assembly passes hemp bill, sends to Gov. Walker November 9, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit 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...

Wisconsin Senate Committee High on Hemp Bill

October 10, 2017 - MADISON: Industrial Hemp was the focus Tuesday at the Wisconsin Capitol with a press conference and public hearing on SB119, the Farm Freedom Act. In addition to SB119 Farm Freedom Act sponsors Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) and Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), the press conference, held in the Assembly Parlor prior to the hearing, featured a number of hemp experts. Those speaking included...

Wisconsin St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce and sell CBD per release

September 28, 2017 - Wisconsin St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce and sell CBD per release Marijuana Business Daily first reported plans by Wisconsin’s St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce CBD-rich hemp plants and distribute cannabidiol on Sept. 27. Cannabadger has obtained a copy of a press release from the tribe announcing their decision to move forward, titled, “American Indian Tribe Adopts Comprehensive...

Wisconsin anti-cannabis zealot Leah Vukmir announces US Senate run

September 7, 2017 - UPDATED: News reports indicate State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) has announced plans to run for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in 2018. As a longtime Wisconsin medical cannabis patient-advocate, I've closely followed the career of Sen. Vukmir, who has made a name for herself as Wisconsin's leading elected cannabis opponent. At the 2009 combined health...

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