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August 19, 2022 - Dear Editor, Currently, 19 states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult use of cannabis. Several more will be voting on adult-use legalization in November. But it's still illegal in Wisconsin, even though we are surrounded by legal states. Polls show 83% support legalizing medical cannabis and 61% support legalizing it for all adults. Gov. Tony Evers strongly supports both medical and...
Robin Vos out of his mind on marijuana

Video: Robin Vos out of his mind on marijuana

January 2, 2022 - Below is a 43 second video of WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Upfront in 2019 bloviating about the alleged horrors of WI Fov. Tony Evers' support of cannabis legalization.    
Gerrymandering prevents legal pot -- Gary Storck

Wisconsin State Journal: Letter: Gerrymandering prevents legal pot -- Gary Storck

February 10, 2021 - My LTE about Gov. Evers proposal to legalize cannabis via the state budget: Thanks to Gov. Tony Evers for his commitment to legalizing cannabis in Wisconsin, as reported in Monday's article, "Evers: Legalize and tax it." Evers is unique among Wisconsin's governors in that he is the very first to put the power of his...
Gov. Evers to include legalization in budget

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers includes adult-use cannabis legalization in 2021-2023 state budget

February 7, 2021 - Here is the press release from Gov. Tony Evers: State of Wisconsin sent this bulletin at 02/07/2021 07:30 AM CST Office of Governor Tony EversFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2021Contact: Gov. Evers Proposes Legalizing Marijuana, Investing Portion of Revenue in Equity Initiatives and Rural Schools Governor’s proposal regulates and taxes marijuana much like alcohol,...

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New Marquette Law School Poll finds 59% of Wisconsin voters favor cannabis legalization

April 10, 2019 - A new Marquette Law School Poll released Wednesday, April 10, found 59% of Wisconsin voters say marijuana use should be legal, with 36% saying it should not. 83% say medical cannabis with a doctor’s prescription should be legal, with only 12% saying no. A previous Marquette Law School poll released January 24, 2019, found 59% said yes when asked, “Do you think the use of marijuana should be made...


Cannabis advisory referendum split in Wood County, Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor approve both

April 2, 2019 - UPDATED: 04/03/2019: 8:14:29 PM: The votes are in for Wisconsin’s Spring 2019 election and, 5 of 6 advisory referendums were approved. Voters in Wood County split, passing medical but rejecting adult use, while the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County village of Egg Harbor said yes to legalizing both medical cannabis and adult use cannabis. Wood County: Wood County voters overwhelmingly passing...


Cannabadger launched 4 years ago today!

March 15, 2019 - Today, Friday, March 15, 2019, marks the 4th anniversary of the launch of, 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...


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says medical marijuana still on table, equates decrim as legalization

March 10, 2019 - Appearing on WISN’s UpFront on Sunday, March 10, 2019, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he supported medical cannabis and that “We are going to potentially see something hopefully later in the year.” Responding further he agreed when asked if he still wants medical marijuana if it’s not in the budget, saying that for five years he’s “talked about it about it a very limited way to do it Vos...


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...