March 2018

Could Wisconsin's "Right to Try" bill apply to medical cannabis?

UPDATE: 15:33:16 PM 2018-03-31: On Wednesday, March 27, Gov. Walker signed Senate Bill 84, which was then published as 2017 Wisconsin Act 165.

The Marijuana Majority's Tom Angell, writing today in Forbes about federal Republican-backed "Right to Try" legislation, "GOP Leaders' Bill Could Let Patients Use Medical Marijuana", suggests the bill now before Congress, H.R.878, includes certain provisions for what can be considered an "eligible investigational drug," all of which cannabis appears to meet.

Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager dies, supported medical cannabis

Sad news today with Wisconsin media reporting the passing of former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager from cancer at age 62 early Saturday surrounded by family at her home in Fond du Lac.

Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager talks with Jacki Rickert at the March 29, 2004 St. Patrick's day with Frank Boyle fundraiser in Madison.

Marijuana decriminalization supporter and former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette dies

Former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette, who was the first sitting Wisconsin Attorney General to endorse cannabis decriminalization, has died at age 82.

Source: 1978 Wisconsin Blue Book

La Follette, the grandson of Senator Robert M. "Fighting Bob" La Follette, Sr., was first elected Wisconsin Attorney General in 1964, serving two two-year terms, then was elected again in 1974, serving three four-year terms. La Follette made his support for decriminalization part of his 1974 campaign.

Four Dem candidates for Wisconsin governor proclaim pro-pot positions on websites

The top nine Democrats vying to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the Tuesday, August 14, 2018 partisan primary, Tony Evers, Matt Flynn, Andy Gronik, Mike McCabe, Mahlon Mitchell, Kelda Roys, Paul Soglin, Kathleen Vinehout, and Dana Wachs have all voiced support for cannabis legalization in during candidate forums around the state.

Letter: Gary Storck: WI State Journal: Let people who are in pain try cannabis

Here is my letter to the editor, "Let people who are in pain try cannabis," as published in the print edition of the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday, March 2, 2018. The letter was also published on the State Journal site on, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, under the title, "GOP should let people in pain try pot."

Wisconsin Republican who sponsored decriminalization bill not seeking reelection

Wisconsin State Representative Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) a conservative Republican who sponsored bipartisan statewide cannabis decriminalization legislation in 2017, announced in a statement today he would not seek re-election to his state assembly seat this November. In January, Jarchow lost a special Senate election for Sen.