Wisconsin Gov Signs Bill Making Hemp Program Permanent

Wisconsin’s burgeoning hemp industry is here to stay after Gov. Tony Evers signed into law a bipartisan bill that will permanently establish the state’s pilot hemp program. The pilot program began last year with 250 licenses issued to grow the versatile crop. In 2019, the number of farmers licensed and [...]

2019-12-23T06:36:50-07:00December 23, 2019|

Wisconsin Medical Marijuana Bill Faces Stiff Opposition In The Senate

Wisconsin lawmakers have once again submitted a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Aside from allowing qualifying patients registered with the state to consume marijuana, the bill would establish a licensing system for growers. In each legislative session for the past 10 years, Democrats have attempted to [...]

2019-10-24T04:02:48-07:00October 25, 2019|

Wisconsinites Voted On Non-Binding Marijuana Ballot Question

Three jurisdictions in Wisconsin included marijuana legalization and medical cannabis advisory questions on the ballots put to voters for the state election held on April 2, 2019. Though the outcome is non-binding, meaning it does not have legal force, it could increase the pressure for marijuana reform as part of [...]

2019-04-02T09:01:17-07:00April 4, 2019|

Wisconsin Governor Planning Marijuana Reforms In Next Budget

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) wants to introduce a raft of marijuana reforms in his forthcoming budget, according to a report. The newly sworn-in governor will seek legislation that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis, legalizes medical marijuana, extends access to CBD products, and expunges past convictions for marijuana-related [...]

2019-02-22T10:28:36-07:00February 26, 2019|

Wisconsin Governor Supports Full Marijuana Legalization

On January 15, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) said that he would support full legalization of marijuana in the state. During his 2018 campaign against Republican incumbent Scott Walker, Evers stood in contrast to Walker by supporting medical legalization.   Wispolitics reports that when asked at an event sponsored by [...]

2019-02-07T05:11:03-07:00February 8, 2019|

Voters Show Support For Marijuana Reform in Wisconsin

In the November 2018 election, solid majorities of Wisconsin’s voters—Republican and Democratic alike—approved nonbinding ballot questions on the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. A listing of the percentages conveys the strength of the support. The victory with the lowest margin was in Racine County, at 60%. In several counties, [...]

2018-12-13T01:50:04-07:00November 20, 2018|

6 of 10 Wisconsin Voters Want Legal Marijuana

A recent poll conducted by the Marquette Law School of Wisconsin shows: “Sixty-one percent say marijuana should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol while 36 percent oppose legalization. When previously asked in July 2016, 59 percent supported legalization and 39 percent were opposed.” This finding is consistent with other [...]

2018-09-19T07:02:31-07:00September 12, 2018|

Wisconsin Police Chief: State Should Legalize

Wisconsin isn’t likely to legalize pot anytime soon, but the police chief in one of the state’s largest and most liberal cities endorsed the idea in September. Chief Mike Koval of the Madison Police Department told a local newspaper the war on drugs has been an “abject failure,” especially its [...]

2019-10-10T09:49:15-07:00October 27, 2014|
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