Sylvia Ortiz-Velez

Milwaukee County board approves hemp study for county greenhouses + more hemp news

September 23, 2018 - Legalization of industrial hemp by state lawmakers last session continues to bring lots of good change to Wisconsin in a short amount of time. On Thursday Sept. 20, the Milwaukee County Board approved 17-1 Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez’s resolution to have the Parks department conduct a study of possible revenue-generating uses for the Mitchell Park Greenhouses including producing industrial...

Milwaukee County board committee to look at studying hemp production in Mitchell Park greenhouses

September 11, 2018 - Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, who represents the 12th district, has introduced a resolution to have the Parks department conduct a study of possible revenue-generating uses for the Mitchell Park Greenhouses including producing industrial hemp. The proposal will be discussed by the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee on Friday Sept. 14 at 1:00pm in Room 201B of the County...

Milwaukee County Board committee OKs pot legalization referendum proposal; sends to full board for vote

May 10, 2018 - The Milwaukee County Board's Judiciary committee this morning voted 5-0 to send a proposal by 16th District Supervisor John Weishan Jr. to put a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposal next goes to the full County Board at its May 24 meeting, where if approved, would place the non-binding referendum before Milwaukee County voters in this fall's general election....