Attorney General Brad Schimel

Letter To The Editor: Pot referendums aren’t a liberal ploy

October 22, 2018 - On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Wisconsin State Journal published a letter to the editor I wrote in response to comments by cannabis advisory referendum opponents in a recent State Journal article. article . The letter was also published online by the State Journal on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. RELATED: The Cannabadger Guide to the 2018 Wisconsin County Cannabis Advisory Referendums Letter to the...

Wisconsin County Cannabis Legalization Advisory Referendums moving forward across state

June 22, 2018 - On Thursday June 21, county board executive committees in Dane and La Crosse counties advanced measures that would place cannabis legalization advisory measures on county ballots Nov. 6. In Dane County, the cannabis advisory referendum resolution introduced by 6th District Supervisor Yogesh Chawla passed out of the Executive committee on a unanimous 5-0 vote. The next stop is the full Dane County...

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....

Cannabis related bills that failed to pass in the Wisconsin 2017-2018 legislative session

April 4, 2018 - As a longtime Wisconsin cannabis activist, I've felt the excitement of the potential of many a new legislative session and mourned the missed potential when lawmakers failed to act when the sessions drew to a close. And that is where Wisconsin is at now at the close of the 2017-2018 legislative session. While few could have predicted GOP lawmakers' embrace of industrial hemp this session after so...