February 2021

Wisconsin Republicans circulating cannabis decriminalization bill

Wisconsin Republicans circulating cannabis decriminalization bill

Senator Kathleen Bernier (R - Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Shae Sortwell (R - Two Rivers) are circulating legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of cannabis. Bernier, now the Senate Majority Caucus Vice-Chair, has been supportive of previous decriminalization proposals in previous sessions, as has Sortwell.

The proposal calls for a $100 civil forfeiture for possessing not more than 10 grams of cannabis and eliminates reporting the conviction as a repeat offense, thus protecting those cited from being charged with a felony as a repeat offender.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers includes adult-use cannabis legalization in 2021-2023 state budget

Gov. Evers to include legalization in budget

Here is the press release from Gov. Tony Evers:

State of Wisconsin sent this bulletin at 02/07/2021 07:30 AM CST

Office of Governor Tony Evers
Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov
Gov. Evers Proposes Legalizing Marijuana, Investing Portion of Revenue in Equity Initiatives and Rural Schools