August 2017

Racine clerk finds cannabis petition signature total 124 short in second review

Updated: 09/04/2017 2:01:20 PM (Update at bottom of post) Cannabadger just received a copy of the new review by the Racine City Clerk's office of submitted signatures from the Racine Greens to reduce cannabis fines in the city to $1. The original insufficiency filed Aug. 14 by the clerk's office found the petitions were 195 signature short of the 3,767 required under Wisconsin Statute 9.20 to proceed with a petition for direct legislation. The second review did certify an additional 71 signatures above from first insufficiency, but the new certified total is still 124 light.

Racine Greens reject clerk's finding cannabis campaign short on signatures

Cannabadger has learned the Racine City Clerk's office ruled Aug. 14 that the Racine Greens were short 195 signatures on the petitions filed August 1 by the group. After a 60-day campaign to gather signatures, Racine Greens submitted 5218 signatures on August 1 to put the question of reducing local cannabis possession fines to $1 before city voters, per the state direct legislation law, Wisconsin Statute 9.20.

Certificate of Insufficiency from Racine City Clerk

LRB-2457 gets Assembly bill number, committee assignment

Rep. Melissa Sargent's cannabis legalization proposal 2017 LRB-2457 has been formally introduced as Assembly Bill 482 as of Aug. 24, and assigned to the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. (PDF of AB 482)

Wisconsin state senator invested in controversial Canadian cannabis company

Wisconsin state Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) bought $5,000 to $50,000 in the stock of Ontario-based Canopy Growth Corp. in 2016.

The Appleton Post-Crescent/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, reports that a review of public disclosures found that Wisconsin state Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) bought $5,000 to $50,000 in the stock of Ontario-based Canopy Growth Corp. in 2016, “Wisconsin senator invests in Canadian pot producer, votes for medical marijuana in state.”

Homegrown Grassroots at the Pierce County Fair August 10-13

"Homegrown Grassroots at the Pierce County Fair" August 10-13, 2017.

Cannabadger is proud to announce we are co-hosting an upcoming event with our friends at the Wisconsin Homegrown Voters PAC and other state cannabis advocates, "Homegrown Grassroots at the Pierce County Fair."

The Wisconsin Homegrown Voters PAC is bringing the legalization message to Ellsworth, the "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin," and will have a booth at the upcoming 2017 Pierce County Fair August 10 through the 13th at the fair pavilion.