industrial hemp

Ag committee sets Oct. 18 vote on Hemp Bill SB119

October 12, 2017 - Rep. Kremer and Sen. Testin at Press Conference before Hearing on Hemp Bill. (Cannabadger.com) The Wisconsin Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism will hold an executive session on Senate Bill 119 on October 18, 2017 at 10:30am in Room 400 Southeast at the Capitol. The vote on Senate Bill 119, relating to: growing and processing industrial hemp, comes after a historic public...

Wisconsin Eye to broadcast Oct. 10 Hemp bill press conference and hearing live

October 9, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp Wisconsin Eye to broadcast Oct. 10 Hemp bill press conference and hearing live October 9, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit (Updated 10/09/2017 4:47:49 PM) Both a pre-hearing press conference from Hemp Bill sponsors Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) and Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and the public hearing itself are scheduled to be broadcast Live on WisconsinEye on...

Three amendments offered on bipartisan hemp bill by Rep. Considine

October 8, 2017 - Breaking News, Hemp Three amendments offered on bipartisan hemp bill by Rep. Considine October 8, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) (Cannabadger.com) With the Oct. 10 public hearing looming, Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) offered 3 amendments to the Republican-sponsored bipartisan industrial hemp bill AB183/SB119 on October 6, 2017. The first regards DOJ...

Senate Hearing Oct. 10 on GOP-sponsored bipartisan hemp bill SB119

September 29, 2017 - Senate Hearing Oct. 10 on GOP-sponsored bipartisan hemp bill SB119 The Wisconsin Senate’s Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism is holding a public hearing on the bipartisan GOP-sponsored hemp bill SB119 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:02 AM in 411 South at the Capitol. The committee is chaired by Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) and has 9 members, 5 Republicans and 4...

70% of Wisconsin State Senators sponsor cannabis-related bills in 2017

May 17, 2017 - Updated 2017-05-30 5:46:39 PM So far in the 2017-2018 session, 24 of 33 Wisconsin state senators have sponsored or cosponsored at least one cannabis-related bill. Of the 9 senators who have not signed on to any cannabis-related legislation, all are Republicans, who hold the majority with 20 seats. Up until May 30, the group included one Democrat, 90-year old Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison). Although...

Wisconsin hemp bill reveals changing face of cannabis support in legislature

March 29, 2017 - While Wisconsin may seem hopelessly mired in cannabis prohibition, the list of sponsors on new Republican-sponsored bipartisan industrial hemp legislation includes an array of GOP lawmakers cosponsoring cannabis-related legislation for the first time. Other GOP sponsors had previously only signed onto bipartisan GOP CBD oil legislation that recently passed both houses. Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum...

Democratic sponsored Wisconsin hemp bill gets number

March 16, 2017 - A Wisconsin industrial hemp bill sponsored by Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) that had been revised after circulating now has been given a bill number. 2017 Assembly Bill 147 is sponsored by Representatives Considine, Pope, C. Taylor, Kolste, Spreitzer, Milroy, Sargent, Crowley, Subeck, Berceau, Sinicki, Hesselbein, Brostoff, Bowen, Ohnstad, Zamarripa, Barca and Quinn; and cosponsored by Senators L...

State NORML chapters planning March 1 Capitol Lobby Day

February 25, 2017 - With only 28 days in February, Wisconsin NORML’s Capitol Lobby Day on Wed. March 1, 2017 is coming up fast! Current cannabis-related legislation includes Senate Bill 38/Assembly Bill 75: The Compassionate Cannabis Care Act, and Senate Joint Resolution 10/Assembly Joint Resolution 7, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Referendum, both sponsored by Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Rep. Chris Taylor...

Rep. Kremer circulating bipartisan authored industrial hemp bill

February 23, 2017 - UPDATED: 02/28/2017 – 10:43:41 AM Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) announced Feb. 23 in a press release that he is circulating a cosponsorship memo for industrial hemp legislation LRB-1117/1. His release thanks the bill’s bipartisan group of authors, Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) who he notes has been working on this issue since 2009 along with Senators Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), Sheila...

Farmers Union votes to support hemp farming at state convention

February 1, 2017 - The Wisconsin Farmers Union held their 86th annual State Convention Jan. 27-29, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells. According to a press release from the group, delegates adopted a number of resolutions reflecting the farm organization’s views on key issues. Among them was language supporting hemp farming in Wisconsin: “Support for the removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, for the import of...

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