marijuana decriminalization

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...

Wisconsin missing the boat when it comes to legalizing marijuana for medical use

November 24, 2016 - A recent report by Fox6news Milwaukee, “Is Wisconsin missing the boat when it comes to legalizing marijuana for medical use?,” discussed legislation proposed by Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and included some comments from Attorney General Brad Schimel which need to be addressed. The report discussed a Milwaukee pain patient “Madeline” who is afraid of prosecution for using cannabis to replace...

Racine Rep Cory Mason out of touch on cannabis

September 30, 2016 - In late May, I got in a discussion about cannabis legalization in Wisconsin with State Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) in a thread on his Facebook page. Despite not sponsoring any pot-related legislation during his ten years in office, it still seemed possible he might be more open to reform representing an urban district that includes the city of Racine. State crime stats show the numbers of arrests...

Decriminalization article exposes backward mindsets on Wisconsin pot law reforms

September 2, 2015 - The Stevens Point Journal published a nice look at local efforts to decriminalize cannabis possession after the city council recently reduced pot fines, “Marijuana decriminalization spreads across WI.” It was then picked up by the Associated Press (AP) and is now reappearing in abbreviated form in various media outlets including the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The original version is a good...

Dane County Wisconsin looking at $10 fines for pot possession

March 20, 2015 - The Capital Times and other sources reported this week that Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and the Dane County Board are working on revising the county’s cannabis possession ordinance to reduce fines for possession of less than 25 grams of pot to $10. In 2010, the board placed an advisory referendum on medical cannabis on county ballots for the Nov. 2010 election that passed with 75.49% of the...

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