Tommy Thompson

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp- 202-203: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Thompson reelected after dissing medical cannabis

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 202-203: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 1998: Thompson reelected after dissing medical cannabis

November 3, 2020 - Tuesday, November 3, 1998: Running for a fourth term as governor against Democratic challenger Ed Garvey, three-term GOP Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is slammed by the group Project Vote Smart after his campaign uses information on Garvey's support for medical cannabis from their website to attack Garvey. Thompson does not support cannabis use for any reason, saying that would send the wrong...


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs industrial hemp bill in Capitol ceremony

November 30, 2017 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today signed into law 2017 Senate Bill 119, regarding industrial hemp production, at a signing ceremony at the Capitol, making the state the 34th to allow farmers to grow hemp.. The bill's signing today followed unanimous votes in both houses the same week, the senate passing it Nov. 7 in a 33-0 vote and the Assembly following suit Nov. 9 in a 92-0 vote. The bill...


Wisconsin hemp bill reveals changing face of cannabis support in legislature

March 29, 2017 - While Wisconsin may seem hopelessly mired in cannabis prohibition, the list of sponsors on new Republican-sponsored bipartisan industrial hemp legislation includes an array of GOP lawmakers cosponsoring cannabis-related legislation for the first time. Other GOP sponsors had previously only signed onto bipartisan GOP CBD oil legislation that recently passed both houses. Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum...


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,...