advisory referendum


OPED: Cannabis Legalization: Not if but how

May 19, 2018 - In Nov. 2018, Wisconsin voters will cast ballots for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, all 99 state assembly reps and 16 of 33 state senators, along with federal offices including all 8 congressional reps and a U.S. senate seat. Efforts are underway in Milwaukee County to place a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on county ballots. The huge field of Democrats...


Milwaukee County Board committee OKs pot legalization referendum proposal; sends to full board for vote

May 10, 2018 - The Milwaukee County Board's Judiciary committee this morning voted 5-0 to send a proposal by 16th District Supervisor John Weishan Jr. to put a cannabis legalization advisory referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposal next goes to the full County Board at its May 24 meeting, where if approved, would place the non-binding referendum before Milwaukee County voters in this fall's general election....


Cannabis related bills that failed to pass in the Wisconsin 2017-2018 legislative session

April 4, 2018 - As a longtime Wisconsin cannabis activist, I've felt the excitement of the potential of many a new legislative session and mourned the missed potential when lawmakers failed to act when the sessions drew to a close. And that is where Wisconsin is at now at the close of the 2017-2018 legislative session. While few could have predicted GOP lawmakers' embrace of industrial hemp this session after so...


2017 Session Cannabis Related Bills in WI Legislature so far

March 23, 2017 - UPDATED: 03/24/2017 8:04:47 AM: The 2017-2018 Wisconsin legislative session has seen a lot of legislation introduced for this early in the session, and GOP-sponsored bipartisan CBD legislation SB10/AB49 sponsored by Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) was the first. This legislation was a priority after failing to pass the Senate last year and has already passed both...


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...


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.


Wisconsin Democrats bill would put medical pot advisory referendum on ballot

January 14, 2017 - Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) are rolling out two medical-cannabis bills, an updated version of the Compassionate Cannabis Care Act the two have long championed and a second bill to authorize placing a statewide medical cannabis advisory referendum before state voters. Rep. Taylor announced the new legislation on Facebook on Jan. 12: Earlier today, Sen. Jon...


40 years ago Madison voted to legalize cannabis like alcohol or tobacco

November 6, 2016 - On Nov. 8, voters in nine states will have the opportunity to vote on expanding legal access to cannabis. 25 states and Washington D.C. currently have some kind of medical cannabis law. Five of those states: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada, could join Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Washington D.C. in legalizing so-called recreational use. If all five pass, 23% of...


Why Wisconsin can’t vote to legalize cannabis

October 12, 2016 - This November citizens in nine states will be voting to legalize medical cannabis or adult use. Wisconsin will not be among them. As of June 2016, 25 states and Washington D.C. currently have some form of medical cannabis law and 4 plus Washington D.C. have legalized adult use. I recently read an article in Motley Fool that listed Wisconsin among 14 states that would likely be the last of the...


Updated: Timeline: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on marijuana

July 13, 2015 - UPDATED 10/20/2018 Cannabadger has assembled the following comprehensive timeline of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s statements about cannabis, starting back in 2010, with the most recent addition to the timeline on top. The timeline begins in Sept., 2010 and now includes 29 statements or actions by Gov. Walker regarding hemp, cannabis and medical cannabis through Oct. 19, 2018. October 19, 2018 On...