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Wisconsin prepares to vote in state’s most important cannabis-related election

November 4, 2018 - The statewide elections being held Tuesday, Nov. 6 represent Wisconsin’s most important cannabis-related election ever. Not only are cannabis advisory referendums on the ballot in 16 counties and two cities, but there are numerous candidates supporting cannabis legalization up and down the ticket, starting with candidates for governor, attorney general. U.S. senate and other statewide offices all...

UPDATED: Cannabis comes up twice in first debate between Scott Walker and Tony Evers

October 20, 2018 - UPDATED: 10/22/2018: On Friday, October 19, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers met for their first gubernatorial election debate. The subject of legalizing cannabis was raised twice, first surprisingly by Walker himself, later as a question from, one of the panel of moderators that quizzed the two candidates. The Cannabadger Guide to the 2018...

Michigan will likely vote to legalize cannabis Nov. 6 – What it might mean for Wisconsin

October 10, 2018 - While Wisconsin voters in 16 counties and two cities will cast ballots in cannabis advisory-only referendums Nov. 6, voters in Michigan are expected to approve a proposal to legalize adult use of cannabis in the state the same day. And while passing Wisconsin’s advisory referendums, paired with electing some new faces from governor on down will certainly have an impact on state cannabis laws, so...

The Cannabadger Guide to the 2018 Wisconsin County Cannabis Advisory Referendums

September 26, 2018 - UPDATED: 11/02/2018: The year 2018 has been a historic year for cannabis law reform in Wisconsin. On Nov. 6, sixteen Wisconsin counties and two cities, from the Michigan border to the Illinois border, from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River will vote on Wisconsin’s archaic and punitive cannabis laws. While Dane County has twice held county cannabis advisory referendums and Madison and other...

Wisconsin Justice Institute launches Vote Cannabis 2018 website

September 18, 2018 - The Wisconsin Justice Institute (WJI)https://www.wjiinc.org/, a key player in coordinating the campaign to place advisory referendums on cannabis legalization on Wisconsin city and county ballots in the Nov. 6 general election, recently premiered a new website Vote Cannabis 2018 (https://votecannabis2018.com/) The Wisconsin Justice Institute created Vote Cannabis 2018 to serve as a hub for...

Fond du Lac County Public safety committee gives new life to cannabis advisory referendum

September 5, 2018 - On Aug. 21, the Fond du Lac County board was one of 7 counties voting on cannabis advisory referendums, but unlike the six others, rejected approving a referendum, instead voting to refer it to the Public Safety committee on a 15-8 vote on a motion by District 23 Sup. Martin Ryan. The move came during a contentious meeting that saw sheriff’s deputies removing at least one person from the chambers...

UPDATED: Racine and Lincoln make 16 counties approving Nov. 6 cannabis advisory referendum

August 28, 2018 - UPDATED: 2018-08-29 2:30:52 PM BREAKING: Make that 16 counties. Cannabadger has just learned Lincoln County passed a medical cannabis advisory referendum Aug. 21 as well as Racine County passing one Aug. 28. Here are the minutes from the Lincoln County 8/21 board meeting at which it was approved by a voice vote with 22 members present. (Map below updated) Just hours before the deadline to get on...

Racine County Board to vote August 28 on Cannabis Advisory Referendum

August 27, 2018 - UPDATED: 2018-08-29 2:30:52 PM BREAKING: Make that 16 counties. Cannabadger has just learned Lincoln County passed a medical cannabis advisory referendum Aug. 21 as well as Racine County passing one Aug. 28. Here are the minutes from the Lincoln County 8/21 board meeting at which it was approved by a voice vote with 22 members present. (Map below updated) Just hours before the deadline to get on...

New Marquette Law school Poll finds 61% support for cannabis legalization in Wisconsin

August 22, 2018 - A new Marquette Law School poll released today finds 61% support for regulating cannabis like alcohol in Wisconsin. The last time the poll asked the question in July 2016, the figure was 59% support. Marijuana legalizationSixty-one percent say marijuana should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol while 36 percent oppose legalization. When previously asked in July 2016, 59 percent supported...

Six more Wisconsin counties to vote on cannabis advisory referendums August 21

August 20, 2018 - Six more Wisconsin county boards will be voting Aug. 21 on placing cannabis advisory referendums on their Nov. 6 ballots. Never before in Wisconsin history have six county boards convened to vote on cannabis advisory referendums on the same day. The six counties voting will be Langlade, Fond du Lac, Marquette, Forest, Eau Claire and Kenosha. Racine county votes Aug. 28, the final day to qualify for...

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