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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...

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...

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...

Wisconsin pot decriminalization bill has support across political spectrum

June 25, 2017 - Wisconsin's historic new bipartisan cannabis decriminalization bill Senate Bill 318 includes a number of sponsors of cannabis law reform legislation not seen before the current legislative session. Not only is the lead Assembly sponsor a Republican, Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake), there are five other GOP cosponsors, Kathleen Bernier (R-Lake Hallie), Reps. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) Dale...

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...

2017 Session Cannabis Related Bills in WI Legislature so far

March 23, 2017 - UPDATED: 03/24/2017 8:04:47 AM: The 2017-2018 Wisconsin legislative session has seen a lot of legislation introduced for this early in the session, and GOP-sponsored bipartisan CBD legislation SB10/AB49 sponsored by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) was the first. This legislation was a priority after failing to pass the Senate last year and has already passed both...

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...

Senate CBD bill heads for floor vote, Assembly version introduced

February 3, 2017 - An executive session was held Feb. 2 on Senate Bill 10 in the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety after the Jan. 31 public hearing. The vote was 4-0, and having passed out of committee SB10 is available for scheduling for a Senate floor vote. Sens. Wanggaard, Testin, L. Taylor and Risser voted in favor. State Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, was excused from the vote. Stroebel was...

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