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Southeastern Wisconsin NORML releases survey of Dem gubernatorial candidate's cannabis positions

April 20, 2018 - Just in time for 4/20, Southeastern Wisconsin NORML has released the results of a 12 question survey on cannabis that was sent to each of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates seeking the nomination in the August primary election. Six candidates responded from the large field of Democrats running: former Wisconsin Democracy Campaign head Mike McCabe, former Democratic Party chair Matt Flynn, radio...

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...

Nine Democratic candidates for governor support cannabis legalization at Madison forum

January 29, 2018 - Nine of the 18 Democrats vying for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin governor appeared at a forum at LaFollette High School in Madison on Sunday, Jan. 28. The event was moderated by Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), sponsor of 2017 AB482, which would legalize medical and adult use of cannabis in Wisconsin. At around 55 minutes into the hour and a half forum, Rep. Sargent asked the...

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...

Wisconsin Senate Committee High on Hemp Bill

October 10, 2017 - MADISON: Industrial Hemp was the focus Tuesday at the Wisconsin Capitol with a press conference and public hearing on SB119, the Farm Freedom Act. In addition to SB119 Farm Freedom Act sponsors Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) and Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), the press conference, held in the Assembly Parlor prior to the hearing, featured a number of hemp experts. Those speaking included...