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...


St. Croix Chippewa hosting St. Croix Hemp Symposium Jan 22-23, 2018

January 16, 2018 - With Wisconsin returning to the fold of states where industrial hemp cultivation is legal with the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 100 in Nov. 2017, hemp-related events are starting to spring up around the state. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin along with Shimadzu Corporation & MJM Strategy are hosting a St. Croix Hemp Symposium later this month, the first Wisconsin hemp event since...


Q&A with Scott Olmer, GOP congressional primary challenger to Glenn Grothman

January 13, 2018 - 2018 is an election year with plenty on the line at both the state and national level here in Wisconsin. Cannabadger will be following developments and talking to candidates through the Nov. 6 general election. Offices up for election include Wisconsin governor, attorney general, all 99 state assembly seats, half the state senate seats, one U.S. senate seat and all 8 congressional districts. Map...


Isthmus: Gary Storck: Memoriam: Jacki Rickert

January 12, 2018 - Below is an image of the print edition of an article I write for the Isthmus memorializing the late Wisconsin medical cannabis icon Jacki Rickert, “In memoriam: Jacki Rickert: Medical cannabis pioneer helped build movement in Wisconsin and beyond.” Thanks to Congressman Mark Pocan for the great quote about Jacki and to the Isthmus for carrying this story:


Remembering Wisconsin medical cannabis advocate Jacki Rickert 1951-2017

December 28, 2017 - The medical cannabis community in Wisconsin and beyond, along with family and friends, is grieving with the news that Wisconsin medical cannabis pioneer and warrior Jacki Rickert passed away in the early morning hours of Dec. 26 at UW Hospital in Madison after a long illness. Jacki in New Brunswick, New Jersey in October 2000 for a protest at Al Gore’s campaign office protesting his flip against...


Cannabadger 2017 Year In Review

December 15, 2017 - CBD, Decriminalization, Direct Legislation, Hemp, History, Legalization, Medical, Politics, Recreational Cannabadger 2017 Year In Review December 15, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit 2017 was Cannabadger’s most productive year so far, with 81 articles posted in addition to this post so far, thanks to a number of high profile cannabis bills. 2016 produced 61 posts by comparison. According to...

Legal Medicine Blues at Mt. Horeb Schoolhouse with Sen. Erpenbach Dec. 16

December 6, 2017 - State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) will be speaking about medical cannabis legislation he sponsored at a special event featuring local talent and timely subject matter Dec. 16th at 7pm at the District #1 Old School House in Mt. Horeb. Mineral Point singer-songwriter Rick Harris will kick off the event with a few tunes including his song about medical cannabis, “Legal Medicine Blues,” before...


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs industrial hemp bill in Capitol ceremony

November 30, 2017 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today signed into law 2017 Senate Bill 119, regarding industrial hemp production, at a signing ceremony at the Capitol, making the state the 34th to allow farmers to grow hemp.. The bill's signing today followed unanimous votes in both houses the same week, the senate passing it Nov. 7 in a 33-0 vote and the Assembly following suit Nov. 9 in a 92-0 vote. The bill...


Oshkosh City Council gets pot petition tonight, city attorney says reject it

November 28, 2017 - While the Oshkosh city clerk has completed reviewing petitions collected to reduce cannabis fines to $25 in the city of Oshkosh and ruled petitioners exceeded the total needed under state law, the Oshkosh city attorney is contending the petitions seek to repeal or amend the existing ordinance which they claim is not permitted under state law. The city council has the petition on the agenda for...


Will Gov. Walker sign Wisconsin hemp bill?

November 23, 2017 - After SB119, bipartisan industrial hemp legislation cleared both houses in unanimous votes the same week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's spokesman Tom Evenson said he would review the bill but did not commit to signing it. Under state law, once a bill is passed by both chambers, the Wisconsin governor has three options: veto it, sign it or do nothing. If the governor chooses to do nothing, the...