Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Republican state senator who voted for CBD bill had cannabis industry stock investment

August 14, 2020 - In 2016, then-State Senator Frank Lasee (R-DePere) listed an investment in Canadian Cannabis company Canopy Growth valued at between $5000-$50,000. Lasee was first elected to the state senate in 2010, serving from 2011 to 2017. Previously, Lasee served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 2nd Assembly District from 1995 to 2009.


Cannabadger launched 4 years ago today!

March 15, 2019 - Today, Friday, March 15, 2019, marks the 4th anniversary of the launch of Cannabadger.com, covering the intersection of Wisconsin and Cannabis. Over those four years, Cannabadger has posted over 300 articles chronicling efforts to roll back cannabis prohibition in Wisconsin. And we’ve had over 1.3 million visitors and over 3.6 million visits to date, according to Google Analytics, with about a third...


Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers proposes medical cannabis and statewide cannabis decriminalization in 2019-2021 state budget speech

March 1, 2019 - UPDATED: 03/01/2019 6:26:15 PM On Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivered his 2019-2021 state budget speech at the Capitol. While the entire budget received a very chilly response from Republican lawmakers, who hold majorities in both houses, Gov. Evers did include both medical cannabis and statewide cannabis decriminalization, as he had promised. Cannabadger examined both Gov....


Reaction To Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' Cannabis Proposals

February 19, 2019 - On Monday, February 18, 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers held a press conference in the State Capitol rotunda in Madison to announce his proposals to include medical cannabis, statewide cannabis decriminalization and other cannabis law reforms in his upcoming state budget. Among those also in attendance and speaking were Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), who have...


Survey: Wisconsin Bankers Say Not Yet Ready To Provide Loans To Wisconsin Hemp Industry

December 26, 2018 - A survey of 95 Wisconsin bank CEOs and presidents by the state’s largest financial industry trade association, the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA), has found low confidence for funding investments in Wisconsin’s new hemp industry at this time, according to a release from the group. 83% of the respondents said “no,” with only 17% saying “yes” to the two questions asked in the survey:. The...


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,...


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...


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...


Wisconsin St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce and sell CBD per release

September 28, 2017 - Wisconsin St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce and sell CBD per release Marijuana Business Daily first reported plans by Wisconsin’s St. Croix Chippewa Tribe to produce CBD-rich hemp plants and distribute cannabidiol on Sept. 27. Cannabadger has obtained a copy of a press release from the tribe announcing their decision to move forward, titled, “American Indian Tribe Adopts Comprehensive...


70% of Wisconsin State Senators sponsor cannabis-related bills in 2017

May 17, 2017 - Updated 2017-05-30 5:46:39 PM So far in the 2017-2018 session, 24 of 33 Wisconsin state senators have sponsored or cosponsored at least one cannabis-related bill. Of the 9 senators who have not signed on to any cannabis-related legislation, all are Republicans, who hold the majority with 20 seats. Up until May 30, the group included one Democrat, 90-year old Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison). Although...