industrial hemp

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...

Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo coming to Madison Feb. 26-27

February 17, 2018 - Yet another hemp event has been scheduled for Wisconsin since the state legalized industrial hemp in Nov. 2017. The 1st Annual Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo is set for Feb. 26-27 in downtown Madison at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, two blocks from the Capitol on Lake Monona. The event features a strong suite of speakers on hemp, CBD and other aspects of the industry,...

Leah Vukmir tops list of anti-pot Wisconsin lawmakers not returning in 2019

February 10, 2018 - Longtime anti-cannabis zealot State Sen. Leah Vukmir's time at the Wisconsin Capitol is rapidly winding down and the longtime senate health committee chair will soon gavel to a close her final health committee hearing. But despite serving as health committee chair in both the Assembly and Senate, Vukmir steadfastly refused to hold a hearing on medical cannabis legislation despite overwhelming...

First Annual Wisconsin Hemp Expo in Milwaukee March 9

February 5, 2018 - With the production and processing of industrial hemp now legal in the state thanks to the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 100 in Nov. 2017, professionally-produced hemp events are starting to happen. In January 2018, the St. Croix Chippewa held a hemp symposium at two locations over two days. On Thursday March 9, CBD Therapeutics of Wisconsin will be holding their first annual Wisconsin Hemp Expo...

St. Croix Chippewa hosting St. Croix Hemp Symposium Jan 22-23, 2018

January 16, 2018 - With Wisconsin returning to the fold of states where industrial hemp cultivation is legal with the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 100 in Nov. 2017, hemp-related events are starting to spring up around the state. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin along with Shimadzu Corporation & MJM Strategy are hosting a St. Croix Hemp Symposium later this month, the first Wisconsin hemp event since...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs industrial hemp bill in Capitol ceremony

November 30, 2017 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today signed into law 2017 Senate Bill 119, regarding industrial hemp production, at a signing ceremony at the Capitol, making the state the 34th to allow farmers to grow hemp.. The bill's signing today followed unanimous votes in both houses the same week, the senate passing it Nov. 7 in a 33-0 vote and the Assembly following suit Nov. 9 in a 92-0 vote. The bill...

Will Gov. Walker sign Wisconsin hemp bill?

November 23, 2017 - After SB119, bipartisan industrial hemp legislation cleared both houses in unanimous votes the same week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's spokesman Tom Evenson said he would review the bill but did not commit to signing it. Under state law, once a bill is passed by both chambers, the Wisconsin governor has three options: veto it, sign it or do nothing. If the governor chooses to do nothing, the...

Wisconsin Senate passes hemp bill, Assembly to vote Nov. 9

November 7, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp, Politics Wisconsin Senate passes hemp bill, Assembly to vote Nov. 9 November 7, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit UPDATE: 11/08/2017 10:00:58 PM: SB119 has been placed on the Assembly calendar for Thursday Nov. 9. The Assembly session is set for a 1:00pm start and is on Wisconsin Eye’s live coverage schedule. SB119 appears with Senate bills scheduled after Assembly bills...

Wisconsin Senate schedules Hemp Bill floor vote for Nov. 7

November 4, 2017 - Hemp, Politics Wisconsin Senate schedules Hemp Bill floor vote for Nov. 7 November 4, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit It has been 60 years since Wisconsin farmers legally grew hemp, but it looks like that may change soon as hemp legislation takes another big step forward. Wisconsin Senate Bill 119, the bipartisan-sponsored GOP-authored industrial hemp bill has been scheduled for a vote by...

Wisconsin Senate Committee passes Industrial Hemp Bill in 9-0 vote

October 18, 2017 - MADISON: Bipartisan industrial hemp legislation Senate Bill 119 http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/sb119 cleared the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism on a unanimous 9-0 vote Wednesday morning, per the office of Sen. Patrick Testin, senate lead sponsor. http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/committees/senate/1748 SB119 had an October 10 public...

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