medical marijuana

Wisconsin Lawmaker circulating constitutional amendment to allow citizens to put binding referendums on state ballots

March 13, 2019 - While many U.S. states and the District of Columbia have laws allowing citizens to collect signatures and place issues on the ballot, Wisconsin’s state constitution does not include such a provision. LRB-0151, a constitutional amendment being circulated by Rep. Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie) would both allow citizens to put issues before voters, as well as enabling them to veto legislatively-passed laws...

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says medical marijuana still on table, equates decrim as legalization

March 10, 2019 - Appearing on WISN’s UpFront on Sunday, March 10, 2019, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he supported medical cannabis and that “We are going to potentially see something hopefully later in the year.” Responding further he agreed when asked if he still wants medical marijuana if it’s not in the budget, saying that for five years he’s “talked about it about it a very limited way to do it Vos...

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers proposes medical cannabis and statewide cannabis decriminalization in 2019-2021 state budget speech

March 1, 2019 - UPDATED: 03/01/2019 6:26:15 PM On Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivered his 2019-2021 state budget speech at the Capitol. While the entire budget received a very chilly response from Republican lawmakers, who hold majorities in both houses, Gov. Evers did include both medical cannabis and statewide cannabis decriminalization, as he had promised. Cannabadger examined both Gov....

Reaction To Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' Cannabis Proposals

February 19, 2019 - On Monday, February 18, 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers held a press conference in the State Capitol rotunda in Madison to announce his proposals to include medical cannabis, statewide cannabis decriminalization and other cannabis law reforms in his upcoming state budget. Among those also in attendance and speaking were Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), who have...

Transcript: Former Wisconsin legislative leaders discuss Evers' planned medical marijuana budget proposal

February 15, 2019 - Chuck Chvala, former Wisconsin Senate Democratic majority leader and former Republican Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, discussed Gov. Tony Evers planned medical marijuana budget proposal on their WisPolitics.com weekly show, ‘The Insiders’ this week. Both agreed that if the proposal were included in Gov. Evers upcoming state budget, it could pass. Chvala seems quite confident that medical cannabis...

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul discusses his support for legalizing medical cannabis

February 12, 2019 - Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul discussed his support for legalizing medical cannabis on WTMJ on Monday, February 11 in his response to a question from WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay on WTMJ’s Wisconsin Afternoon News Monday: http://www.wtmj.com/shows/wisconsins-afternoon-news/obamacare-red-flag-l.... WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay: “You’ve been an advocate of legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin. What...

Evidence-Based Health Policy Project To Host Capitol Briefing On Medical Marijuana March 19

February 8, 2019 - Madison – States across the country are implementing legislation on medical and recreational marijuana use, and local ballot initiatives in Wisconsin show support for discussion of the issue here. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) will host a briefing to help inform this discussion in Wisconsin by taking a look at what we know (and don’t know) about...

Timeline: Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Marijuana

January 23, 2019 - UPDATED: 02/21/2019 8:55:59 PM As we did with former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Cannabadger has assembled the following comprehensive timeline of comments made about cannabis by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), beginning Monday, April 13, 2015, with the most recent addition to the timeline on top. The timeline currently includes eleven statements, two of which are video,...

Gov. Tony Evers to present first State of the State address Tuesday January 22

January 19, 2019 - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will be delivering his very first State of the State (SOTS) Address at 7:00 pm on Tuesday January 22 in the Assembly chambers at the Capitol in Madison. I’ve been to a lot of these events over the years dating back to the Tommy Thompson years. This year, it’s expected that Evers will share details of his plans to include what he called the “first step toward legalizing...

Wood County Board approves April 2019 Cannabis Advisory Referendums

January 15, 2019 - This morning, after much discussion and debate, Wood County supervisors approved a proposal by Sup. Jake Hahn to place two cannabis advisory referendums on county ballots for Spring Election on April 2, 2019. The vote was 10-7 in favor. The first proposed referendum asks voters, “Should marijuana be legal for adults 21 years of and over, for recreational and medical use, which will be taxed and...

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