Wisconsin State Legislature

New Marquette Law School Poll finds 59% of Wisconsin voters favor cannabis legalization

April 10, 2019 - A new Marquette Law School Poll released Wednesday, April 10, found 59% of Wisconsin voters say marijuana use should be legal, with 36% saying it should not. 83% say medical cannabis with a doctor’s prescription should be legal, with only 12% saying no. A previous Marquette Law School poll released January 24, 2019, found 59% said yes when asked, “Do you think the use of marijuana should be made...

Major state media outlets focus on Wisconsin medical cannabis patients and hopes for passage

April 9, 2019 - On Sunday April 7, two long articles about medical cannabis legalization in Wisconsin were published, the first in the Wisconsin State Journal, the second a project of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ) that appeared in media all over the state starting including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WisconsinWatch.org, Wisconsin Law Journal, US News & World Report, Channel3000,...

Cannabadger launched 4 years ago today!

March 15, 2019 - Today, Friday, March 15, 2019, marks the 4th anniversary of the launch of Cannabadger.com, covering the intersection of Wisconsin and Cannabis. Over those four years, Cannabadger has posted over 300 articles chronicling efforts to roll back cannabis prohibition in Wisconsin. And we’ve had over 1.3 million visitors and over 3.6 million visits to date, according to Google Analytics, with about a third...

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...

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...

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,...

Cannabadger 2018 Top Ten Wisconsin Cannabis Stories

December 30, 2018 - 2018 was an amazing year for moving Wisconsin closer to cannabis legalization. Never before has the state seen the level of support for legalization of cannabis for both medical and adult use as 2018. Not only did the Marquette Law School Poll find their highest level of support for legalizing cannabis like alcohol with 61% saying they approve, an unprecedented 16 counties and 2 cities placed...

Senator Patrick Testin appointed chair of Wisconsin Senate Health Committee

December 17, 2018 - Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has announced state senate committee chairmanships for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative session. In a move that could be a game-changer, Fitzgerald appointed Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) to chair the Senate Health Committee, a position long held by Sen. Leah Vukmir, who gave up her state senate seat in a losing bid for the U....

Wisconsinites say regulate cannabis like alcohol – Here’s what that should mean

December 4, 2018 - The most recent Marquette Law School poll from Aug. 2018 found that 61% of Wisconsinites want to see cannabis regulated like alcohol. Both Dane and Rock county’s Nov. 6 cannabis advisory referendums asked voters if cannabis should be regulated like alcohol. Combined more than a quarter of million voters (268,257) in Dane and Rock counties agreed, with 69% in favor in Rock County and 76% in Dane....

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