Wisconsin Senate passes CBD bill 31-1

February 8, 2017 - Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol, passed the full Wisconsin Senate today by a 31-1 vote in favor. The sole vote against came from Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville), one of several senators who helped kill last session’s version of the bill in the last moments of the last senate session. Not voting...


Wisconsin CBD bill on Feb 8 Senate calendar

February 7, 2017 - Senate Bill 10, Relating to: definition of tetrahydrocannabinols and the use of cannabidiol, has been placed on the Wisconsin Senate calendar for a floor vote on Wed. Feb. 8. SB10 passed out of the 5-member Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Feb. 2 on a 4-0 vote with Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) excused from the vote. Stroebel was one of a small group of conservative senators who...


Erpenbach/Taylor set Monday press conference for MMJ bill and referendum

February 5, 2017 - Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) have scheduled a press conference for 10:00am Monday, Feb. 6 in the Capitol’s Assembly Parlor to formally launch their new medical cannabis legislation along with their resolution to place a statewide advisory referendum about medical cannabis on Nov. 2018 ballots. The Assembly Parlor is located off to the left of the Assembly...


Senate CBD bill heads for floor vote, Assembly version introduced

February 3, 2017 - An executive session was held Feb. 2 on Senate Bill 10 in the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety after the Jan. 31 public hearing. The vote was 4-0, and having passed out of committee SB10 is available for scheduling for a Senate floor vote. Sens. Wanggaard, Testin, L. Taylor and Risser voted in favor. State Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, was excused from the vote. Stroebel was...


Tomah Cannabis Committee disbanded by 4-2 vote: Referendum next?

February 2, 2017 - Tomah alder Chris King reports that Tomah’s Ad Hoc Cannabis committee, established in Summer 2016 to study the city’s cannabis decriminalization ordinance, has voted to disband. Alder King posted the following on Facebook: “WE ARE FORCED TO EXPLORE THE DIRECT LEGISLATION/REFERENDUM OPTION TO DECRIMINALIZE CANNABIS IN THE CITY OF TOMAH. The Ad Hoc Cannabis committee has voted to end the committee...


Farmers Union votes to support hemp farming at state convention

February 1, 2017 - The Wisconsin Farmers Union held their 86th annual State Convention Jan. 27-29, 2017 in Wisconsin Dells. According to a press release from the group, delegates adopted a number of resolutions reflecting the farm organization’s views on key issues. Among them was language supporting hemp farming in Wisconsin: “Support for the removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, for the import of...


Wisconsin State Journal: Gary Storck: Pot referendum should be welcomed

January 30, 2017 - Here is my letter to the editor published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Monday, January 30, 2017.


Senate CBD bill public hearing set for Jan. 31

January 26, 2017 - Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) has scheduled a public hearing in his Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on his newly introduced CBD Oil bill SB10 for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 at 12:30pm in Room 411 South at the State Capitol. This is the largest hearing room at the Capitol and the location of last session’s CBD bill Senate hearing in Nov. 2015. A hearing notice should be forthcoming soon from...


Wanggaard CBD bill gets bill number and cosponsors

January 25, 2017 - Sen. Van Wanggaard’s CBD bill now has a number, Senate Bill 10 along with 15 of 33 state senators cosponsoring, Senators Wanggaard, Wirch, Testin, Bewley, Carpenter, Craig, Erpenbach, Hansen, Johnson, Lasee, Ringhand, Roth, (Democratic Minority Leader) Shilling, L. Taylor and C. Larson. 10 of the sponsors are Democrats, and five are. Republicans. This is Senator Shilling’s first cannabis-related...


Breaking: GOP Rep Jarchow will sponsor pot decrim bill

January 23, 2017 - State Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) announced he is drafting a bipartisan statewide cannabis decriminalization bill on the “State Reppin” radio show on Riverwest Radio hosted by State Reps. Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) and David Bowen (D-Milwaukee). You can listen to the full show here. The decriminalization discusses begins a little past the 22:00 mark. This is their Facebook page here....