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Wisconsin: Bill Filed To Regulate Marijuana Possession, Use, Sales

Legislation is pending for the 2017-2018 legislative session to regulate the use, growing, and distribution of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), permits adults to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis, and to possess marijuana-related paraphernalia. It also establishes regulations for the commercial production … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Measure Pending to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Legislation is pending to reduce minor marijuana possession penalties. Under current law, possession of any amount is a misdemeanor that carries up to 6 months in jail and a $ 1,000 fine if convicted by a plea or trial. Senate Bill 318 amends state law so that marijuana possession offenses (up to 10 grams) are … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Governor Signs Measure Expanding CBD-Exemption Law

Governor Scott Walker has signed legislation, Senate Bill 10, amending the state’s CBD exemption law. The state’s CBD law, first signed in 2014, provided a legal exemption for the use of non-spycoactive CBD products by patients with seizure disorders. The new law exempts the use of non-psychoactive CBD products for any “medical condition” for which … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin City Removes Fines for Marijuana Possession and Consumption

Following a national trend, members of the Monona City Council passed an ordinance that removed all municipal fines for the private possession and consumption of marijuana. Under the new ordinance, adults 21-years and older will no longer be subjected to a fine for possessing marijuana in public or in private spaces. Marijuana use in a … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Legislation Introduced To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) introduced a pair of bills seeking to provide qualified patients with legal access to medical cannabis. The first bill establishes a statewide medical marijuana program, while the second bill would poll voters’ attitudes on the issue in the form of a nonbinding statewide referendum. Speaking at … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: GOP Lawmakers Consider Support for Marijuana Law Reform Legislation

GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin have a track record of opposing efforts to reform marijuana laws in the Badger State, but a recent comment from Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has some marijuana advocates hopeful for progress during the 2017 legislative session. “If you get a prescription to use an opiate or you get a prescription to … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Legislation To Regulate Marijuana

Lawmakers have failed to act on legislation, Assembly Bill 224, to legalize and regulate the adult possession and use of marijuana in Wisconsin. Full text of the bill is here.  Annually, state and local police make some 16,000 marijuana possession arrests. The state ranks 19th in the nation in per capita marijuana possession arrests. Under state law, … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Never Considered

Legislation to depenalize the possession and cultivation of limited quantities of marijuana in Wisconsin was never considered by members of both the House and Senate this legislative session.  Assembly Bill 246  would have eliminated, “1) the penalty for possession of marijuana if the amount of marijuana involved is no more than 25 grams; 2) the penalty … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Hemp Measure

Lawmakers have failed to act on legislation to establish activities involving the cultivation of industrial hemp. AB 215  would have required, “the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to issue licenses that authorize the growing and processing of industrial hemp.” Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal … Continue reading »

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