adult use cannabis

OPINION: U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering is setback to cannabis law reform hopes in Wisconsin

June 27, 2019 - The U.S. Supreme Court's (SCOTUS) 5-4 ruling today in two cases that the court has no role in overseeing gerrymandering in states is a big setback to hopes of passing legislation regulating cannabis in Wisconsin. Wisconsin's current legislative maps were drawn after the 2010 census by law firms hired by majority Republicans to create the strongest majorities possible. Currently, Republicans control...

State fiscal estimates reveal potential annual tax revenues from cannabis legalization exceeding $165 million

June 14, 2019 - The Wisconsin Department of Administration's Division of Executive Budget and Finance has released new fiscal estimates showing that if AB220, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) is enacted, there will be an annual increase in state revenues exceeding $165 million. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/related/fe/ab220/ab220_DOR.pdf The department obtained the figures using data from the...

Illinois House passes cannabis legalization bill, sends it to Gov. Pritzker for signing.

May 31, 2019 - The Illinois House voted 66-47 after more than three hours of debate today to approve legalizing adult use cannabis. The Illinois Senate on Wednesday cleared the measure. And Gov. J. B. Pritzker says he will sign it. Here's a report from the Chicago Sun-Times: https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/5/31/18647398/high-time-legal... I listened to much of the debate in the House leading up to the...

Gary Storck: Capital Times: Voters should pass pot referendums, defeat candidates who oppose legalization

October 27, 2018 - Here is a letter to the editor I wrote that was published Saturday, October 27, 2018 by Madison’s Capital Times. Letter to the editor by Gary Storck as published by the Capital Times on Sat. Oct. 27, 2018. Gary Storck: Capital Times: Voters should pass pot referendums, defeat candidates who oppose legalization Dear Editor: When I first stumbled upon cannabis as a means to save my sight from the...

Full Milwaukee County Board OKs cannabis legalization advisory referendum for November ballot

May 24, 2018 - The Milwaukee County Board today passed Resolution 18-333 by a 15-1 vote, placing the non-binding referendum on legalizing cannabis before Milwaukee County voters in this fall's general election on Nov. 6. 16th District Supervisor John Weishan Jr., sponsor of the resolution that would place a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on county ballots Nov. 6, 2018, The resolution, sponsored by 16th...