Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin Assembly sets March 7 floor vote on CBD bill

March 2, 2017 - Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Senate sponsor of Wisconsin CBD legislation. The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Rules has scheduled AB49/SB10, CBD oil legislation sponsored by Sen, Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) for a March 7 floor vote. The bipartisan-supported bills have already cleared the state senate by a 31-1 vote and the Assembly Committee on Children and Families by...

Assembly committee sets vote on Wisconsin CBD bill

February 17, 2017 - The Assembly Committee on Children and Families has scheduled an executive session on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM in 415 Northwest to vote on AB49/SB10 CBD legislation. The lead sponsors are Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) and the bills have broad bipartisan support in both houses. Previously the committee held a public hearing on Feb. 15. The full senate...

Wisconsin State Journal: Gary Storck: Pot referendum should be welcomed

January 30, 2017 - Here is my letter to the editor published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Capital Times: Gary Storck: 'Dr.' Scott Walker needs update on cannabis

January 15, 2017 - The Capital Times published this letter to the editor I wrote Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017: Dear Editor: Gov. Scott Walker indicated in a recent interview that he believes the only medical use from the cannabis plant is limited to just one cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), and only for use for childhood seizure disorders that don’t respond to conventional treatments. Medical marijuana isn’t needed...

Walker not interested in legalization says neither are most lawmakers

January 8, 2017 - With the start of the new legislative session, there has been a flood of articles about cannabis and Wisconsin. Among them I discovered a real nugget in a story from the Wisconsin Radio Network (WRN) January 6, by Andrew Beckett, “Governor Scott Walker open to improving access to CBD oil,” discussing the proposal being sponsored again by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine). Incidentally, Wanggaard was...

2016 Cannabadger Wisconsin Year in Cannabis Review

December 14, 2016 - 2016 marked another difficult year for cannabis legalization in Wisconsin. With all branches of state government under the control of Republicans who have shown little interest in cannabis for six years and counting, progress at the state level was again stymied. With any forward progress impossible at the state level, cannabis activists once again concentrated on local efforts, with mixed...

Anti-Medical Pot Wisconsin Senator Julie Lassa loses seat

November 9, 2016 - It’s not often I get to write about the defeat of a longtime nemesis of medical cannabis legislation in Wisconsin. State Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), was defeated by Republican Patrick Testin in the Nov. 8 general election by a 52-48% margin. Testin had expressed support for medical cannabis to voters while campaigning. State Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), a longtime nemesis of medical...

NORML rates all U.S. governors on pot and Scott Walker gets a ‘D’

October 28, 2016 - With elections just a little over a week away, the good folks at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) just released their first-ever “US Governors Scorecard.” NORML has assigned a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to every state governor based upon his or her comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker, who is not up...

Updated: Timeline: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on marijuana

July 13, 2015 - UPDATED 10/20/2018 Cannabadger has assembled the following comprehensive timeline of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s statements about cannabis, starting back in 2010, with the most recent addition to the timeline on top. The timeline begins in Sept., 2010 and now includes 29 statements or actions by Gov. Walker regarding hemp, cannabis and medical cannabis through Oct. 19, 2018. October 19, 2018 On...

Updated: Dane County sheriff disputes Scott Walker pot anecdote

March 30, 2015 - Matthew Defour of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting tonight that Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney is disputing a story Gov. Scott Walker told last week at a luncheon in Arizona while the governor was reiterating his opposition to legalizing cannabis. “”Even there, the Democrat sheriff said to me last year when this issue came up, ‘Whatever you do, please do not sign the legalization of...

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