industrial hemp

Cannabadger launched 4 years ago today!

March 15, 2019 - Today, Friday, March 15, 2019, marks the 4th anniversary of the launch of Cannabadger.com, covering the intersection of Wisconsin and Cannabis. Over those four years, Cannabadger has posted over 300 articles chronicling efforts to roll back cannabis prohibition in Wisconsin. And we’ve had over 1.3 million visitors and over 3.6 million visits to date, according to Google Analytics, with about a third...

Shimadzu To Present Free Educational Seminar On Hemp At Uw-Parkside

February 27, 2019 - On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will present a Free Educational Seminar, “Hemp Help: Growing Your Canna Business in Wisconsin,” at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144. This event has some top-notch speakers and offers a lot of great information for those interested in this growing industry. The seminar is split...

Survey: Wisconsin Bankers Say Not Yet Ready To Provide Loans To Wisconsin Hemp Industry

December 26, 2018 - A survey of 95 Wisconsin bank CEOs and presidents by the state’s largest financial industry trade association, the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA), has found low confidence for funding investments in Wisconsin’s new hemp industry at this time, according to a release from the group. 83% of the respondents said “no,” with only 17% saying “yes” to the two questions asked in the survey:. The...

Senator Patrick Testin appointed chair of Wisconsin Senate Health Committee

December 17, 2018 - Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has announced state senate committee chairmanships for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative session. In a move that could be a game-changer, Fitzgerald appointed Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) to chair the Senate Health Committee, a position long held by Sen. Leah Vukmir, who gave up her state senate seat in a losing bid for the U....

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...

Milwaukee County board approves hemp study for county greenhouses + more hemp news

September 23, 2018 - Legalization of industrial hemp by state lawmakers last session continues to bring lots of good change to Wisconsin in a short amount of time. On Thursday Sept. 20, the Milwaukee County Board approved 17-1 Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez’s resolution to have the Parks department conduct a study of possible revenue-generating uses for the Mitchell Park Greenhouses including producing industrial...

Milwaukee County board committee to look at studying hemp production in Mitchell Park greenhouses

September 11, 2018 - Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, who represents the 12th district, has introduced a resolution to have the Parks department conduct a study of possible revenue-generating uses for the Mitchell Park Greenhouses including producing industrial hemp. The proposal will be discussed by the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee on Friday Sept. 14 at 1:00pm in Room 201B of the County...

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...

Wisconsin hemp license deadline is May 1

April 27, 2018 - The deadline this year to apply for a license to grow or process industrial hemp from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Wisconsin's new hemp law 2017 Act 100 requires growers and processors to be licensed. A grower license allows the planting and harvesting of industrial hemp, while a processor license allows the storage, handling...

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