November 2021

Bipartisan proposal to decriminalize up to 28 grams of cannabis introduced Thursday, Nov. 16, 2021 at WI Capitol

Reps. Shotwell and Ortiz-Velez at press conference
Session calendar21-22

A statewide bipartisan cannabis decriminalization bill was announced today at the State Capitol. Downside is if adopted, which I see as unlikely, it would standardize fines for up to 28 grams statewide, meaning that high-population locales like Dane County, Milwaukee County and other places that have adopted low or nominal penalties would have to charge at the state level with higher penalties. This would roll back a lot of recent progress on reducing fines and penalties for cannabis. One good provision is it would repeal the penalty making second & subsequent offenses a felony. - The Intersection of Cannabis and Wisconsin since 2016 - The Intersection of Cannabis and Wisconsin since 2016

When I created this site back in March 2016, my goal was to create a news site that was the intersection of cannabis and Wisconsin, and although I've had to take it easy due to health issues the last few years, I think my coverage in those first few years through 2018-2019 met that goal. I asked a friend to make me some graphics illustrating this concept in May 2015, and chose the one pictured, to which I recently added a copyright notice to after discovering the image was being used without my consent or any notice on at least two and probably more websites.