June 3rd AB 228 CBD bill public hearing
On Wed. June 3, the Assembly Committee on Children and Families held a public hearing on Assembly Bill 228, which would allow parents to legally possess cannabidiol oil (CBD). Families with the drug wouldn’t be able to produce, purchase or transport the drug in Wisconsin and would still be subject to federal law. The bill attempts to repair a law passed in 2014 that legalized cannabidiol for seizure disorders. AB228 is opposed by the Wisconsin Medical Society, the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association and the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. An executive session to vote on the bill has not yet been scheduled.
Native American Tribes Consider Legal Marijuana
Odawi Law PLLC and Harris Moure PLLC presented “Tribal Marijuana Workshop: Implementation Considerations” on. June 4, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay. Below is a video report from WeAreGreenBay.com.
Sat. June 6 – Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Summit
Wisconsin medical cannabis patients and advocates might be interested in this event in Chicago this Saturday. Americans for Safe Access-Illinois and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago are sponsoring the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Summit on June 6, 2015, at the University Center in Chicago. This summit will provide education to Illinois residents regarding medical cannabis and its benefits, medicating with cannabis, and how to participate in the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Additional information to help Veterans navigate the VA system as a medical cannabis patient will be presented in the evening. The state’s new medical cannabis law, which was signed into law on August 1, 2013, and went into effect on January 1, 2014. Speakers include Dr. Sue Sisley, an Arizona psychiatrist and a co-investigator on an upcoming study of marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sunday June 7 – SE WI NORML Milwaukee referendum campaign meeting
On June 13th Southeastern Wisconsin NORML is beginning an official petition to legalize possession of up to 4 ounces of marijuana in private residences in the City of Milwaukee. To qualify for the ballot supporters will need to collect at least 30,801 *valid* signatures in 60 days. SE WI NORML has issued a call for volunteers to help with this effort. To learn more, please attend their next meeting Sunday June 7th at 4:20pm at Closet Classics (1000 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53212) for more information and to pick up petition forms.
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