My First Medical Marijuana Public Hearing 40 Years Ago Today

July 31, 2019 - Forty years ago today, on July 31, 1979, I attended my first public hearing on cannabis at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison. The meeting of the Assembly's Committee on Health and Social Services was held in the North Hearing room. There were two bills on the docket, a cannabis decriminalization bill, AB107, along with a medical cannabis bill, AB 279. A couple years earlier, Andy Kane of Wisconsin...


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...


Wisconsin’s 1982 medical marijuana law – Therapeutic Cannabis Research Act

October 14, 2015 - Editor’s Note: Before I started Cannabadger, I published around 250 articles on, the Madison NORML Examiner starting in Nov. 2009. I stopped writing for Examiner in late 2014, and now it appears that many of the articles are no longer available. These articles contain useful historical info on Wisconsin cannabis bills that is relevant today. This was originally published April 8,...