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

March 13, 2018 - 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...


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

March 10, 2018 - 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. Cannabadger looked all nine top candidate's campaign websites...


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

March 2, 2018 - 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

March 1, 2018 - 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...


Scenes from the Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo in Madison

February 27, 2018 - I spent the morning of Feb. 26, 2018 at the 1st Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in downtown Madison. Doug Fine speaking at 1st Annual Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo in Madison WI Doug Fine led off the conference off with an hour of powerful preaching about the American hemp industry and the potential it...


Motion to pull medical cannabis bill to Assembly floor fails 34-59 in party line vote

February 22, 2018 - During what is possibly the state assembly’s final session before adjourning for the year, Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) made a motion around 7:25pm Thursday night to suspend the rules and bring AB75, the Compassionate Cannabis Care Act, to the floor for a vote. Rep. Taylor is the bill’s assembly lead sponsor with Sen. Jon Erpenbach the lead senate sponsor. The motion was defeated by a party line...


Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo coming to Madison Feb. 26-27

February 17, 2018 - Yet another hemp event has been scheduled for Wisconsin since the state legalized industrial hemp in Nov. 2017. The 1st Annual Central US Hemp Growers Conference and Expo is set for Feb. 26-27 in downtown Madison at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, two blocks from the Capitol on Lake Monona. The event features a strong suite of speakers on hemp, CBD and other aspects of the industry,...


Leah Vukmir tops list of anti-pot Wisconsin lawmakers not returning in 2019

February 10, 2018 - Longtime anti-cannabis zealot State Sen. Leah Vukmir's time at the Wisconsin Capitol is rapidly winding down and the longtime senate health committee chair will soon gavel to a close her final health committee hearing. But despite serving as health committee chair in both the Assembly and Senate, Vukmir steadfastly refused to hold a hearing on medical cannabis legislation despite overwhelming...


First Annual Wisconsin Hemp Expo in Milwaukee March 9

February 5, 2018 - With the production and processing of industrial hemp now legal in the state thanks to the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 100 in Nov. 2017, professionally-produced hemp events are starting to happen. In January 2018, the St. Croix Chippewa held a hemp symposium at two locations over two days. On Thursday March 9, CBD Therapeutics of Wisconsin will be holding their first annual Wisconsin Hemp Expo...


Nine Democratic candidates for governor support cannabis legalization at Madison forum

January 29, 2018 - Nine of the 18 Democrats vying for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin governor appeared at a forum at LaFollette High School in Madison on Sunday, Jan. 28. The event was moderated by Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), sponsor of 2017 AB482, which would legalize medical and adult use of cannabis in Wisconsin. At around 55 minutes into the hour and a half forum, Rep. Sargent asked the...