Wisconsin Hemp Applications Now Open

Wisconsin citizens interested in farming industrial hemp can begin applying to grow the crop under the state’s pilot program unanimously approved by lawmakers in November. Applicants will need to include on the forms their intentions for cultivating the crop. “We know that many Wisconsin farmers see a great opportunity here,” “As we’ve been telling them […]

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Wisconsin St. Croix Chippewa Suing State Attorney General Over CBD Policies

The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin are suing state Attorney General Brad Schimel over whether the tribe has the authority to grow hemp for CBD production – a move blocked by Schimel, Wisconsin Public Radio reports. The tribe argues that while the federal Public 280 federal law gives states authority over criminal matters on […]

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Wisconsin Legislature Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Bill

Wisconsin’s legislature has unanimously passed a bill to implement an industrial hemp pilot program. The measure falls in line with other state programs and federal guidelines requiring that plants contain no more than 0.3 percent THC. The measure will require cultivators to undergo a federal background check and allows license denials for individuals who have […]

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Wisconsin Tribe Adopts CBD Program

The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin have adopted a “comprehensive control program” for hemp-derived CBD and announced plans to open businesses selling CBD products in states where it is allowed. Elmer J. Emery, a member of the St. Croix Tribal Council said the tribe plans on producing and distributing CBD products on its tribal […]

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Wisconsin State Sen. Says Cannabis Industry is Answer to Budget Woes

Amid a billion-dollar budget deficit, Wisconsin state Rep. Melissa Sargent is urging her colleagues to at least consider her bill to legalize cannabis use for adults, saying in a Cap Times op-ed that “It’s not just about legalizing marijuana, it’s about legalizing opportunity.” Sargent points out that 59 percent of Wisconsinites support a taxed and […]

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Wisconsin Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Gains Traction with GOP

A cannabis decriminalization bill in Wisconsin has drawn support from both sides of the aisle, including five Republican co-sponsors, according to Gary Storck of Cannabadger.com. Rep. Gordon Hintz is also counted among the bill’s sponsors – the first time the Democrat has sponsored cannabis-related legislation. The measure would eliminate criminal penalties for possession of up […]

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Green Party in Racine, Wisconsin Launches Petition Drive for Cannabis Reforms

Members of the Green Party in Racine, Wisconsin have launched a petition campaign for direct legislation to reduce cannabis possession fines in the city to $1, Gary Storck of the Cannabadger reports. The proposed ordinance also specifies that possession of up to 25 grams on private property would be subject to only forfeiture rather than […]

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Wisconsin Veterans Group Passes MMJ Resolution

Disabled American Veterans Wisconsin passed a resolution supporting medical cannabis access for Wisconsin veterans with service-connected disabilities, according to the Cannabadger’s Gary Storck. The resolution was drafted and presented by members of Wisconsin Veterans for Compassionate Care. Steven Acheson, one of the resolution’s authors, said the adoption was needed because “veterans are prescribed opiates at […]

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Wisconsin Gov. Signs Bill Expanding CBD Program

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation legalizing the use of CBD oil for any medical condition so long as the patient is certified by a doctor, the Journal Sentinel reports. Supporters say the law will ease fears of possible arrest for individuals and families with children who use CBD oil treatments. “Today, we’re making […]

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Wisconsin Legislature Passes CBD Bill

The Wisconsin legislation to allow CBD use for any medical condition so long as the patient is certified by a physician has unanimously passed the Assembly and now moves to the desk of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the Associated Press reports. While the measure does extend the state medical cannabis regime, products with THC are […]

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Wisconsin Bill to Allow CBD for ‘Any’ Medical Condition Heads to Assembly

Wisconsin is on the verge of expanding the state’s medical cannabis regime; however the proposal still does not allow products with any THC. According to a report from the Journal Sentinel, Senate Bill 10 is set to be taken up by the Assembly on Tuesday after passing the Senate 31-1 last month. A companion bill […]

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Considering Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are circulating a bill to legalize industrial hemp production in the state, according to an Associated Press report. During World War II, Wisconsin produced three-quarters of the nation’s hemp, and the lawmakers are hoping to bring the industry back. The bill, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Patrick Testin and by […]

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MMJ Bills Introduced in Wisconsin

Democrats in Wisconsin have introduced two bills that would legalize medical cannabis in the state, but will face opposition from a Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov. Scott Walker, according to a Capital Times report. The first piece would allow patients with qualifying conditions to access cannabis products; the second would put the issue to voters in […]

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Wisconsin Democrats Hoping to Introduce MMJ Expansion Bill

Democrats in Wisconsin are seeking co-sponsors for a comprehensive medical cannabis bill with plans to introduce the legislation this session, the Associated Press reports. The move comes after Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos indicated he would be open to supporting such a measure. Currently, only CBD use is allowed under the state’s limited medical cannabis […]

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