Walker To Sign Marijuana Extract Bill

Walker to sign marijuana extract bill

By Associated Press WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign into law a bill that would legalize possession of a marijuana extract used to treat seizures.  The governor plans to sign the bill Monday in Burlington. Parents of children who suffer from seizures have pushed for access to cannabidiol oil for years.  The bill would Read the full article…

Police Chief: Legalize Marijuana, Use Tax Revenue To Fund Drug Treatment

Police Chief Koval said he would like to see the state “acknowledge the failure” of marijuana prohibition and instead focus on the “infinite amount of challenges” posed by drugs such as heroin.

WISCONSIN:  Madison Police Chief Mike Koval endorsed the legalization of marijuana last week, saying the drug should be regulated and taxed, with revenues used to fund treatment programs for harder drugs. The comments came during an interview with the State Journal Wednesday about data showing African-Americans in Madison were arrested or cited for marijuana offenses Read the full article…

Growing Weed In America’s Industrial Cornfields

All the corn farmers I’ve spoken with who have found marijuana in their fields report it to the local authorities, even though traditional reporting of drug crimes and arrests don’t capture this reality.

WISCONSIN:  On any given weekday in the summer, you will find me walking through fields counting bugs. In fact, it’s my job: I’m an ecologist studying the communities of insects that live in agricultural landscapes. Most days between early June and early September I drive between farms to scout crop pests and the beneficial insects Read the full article…

Should Marijuana Be Legalized In Wisconsin?

A bag of free marijuana joints were handed out during a rally at Denver Civic Center Park, September 09, 2013. The joint handout is a The penalty for marijuana possession in Wisconsin is harsh. After one conviction, a subsequent arrest is charged as a felony.

WISCONSIN:  Marijuana use, both medical and recreational, is becoming more acceptable in many places around the country. Colorado and Washington have legalized use of the drug and many municipalities have decriminalized it. In Wisconsin, legislation was introduced to legalize recreational and medical marijuana use and other proposals have sought to reduce the penalties for marijuana Read the full article…

Walker signs marijuana oil into law to help kids with seizures

“It’s very controlled, from the examining board and oversight by pharmacists and physicians and I think that’s important moving forward,” Walker said. “This is not in any way what we see with other laws across the country.”

WISCONSIN: Some parents welcome a new law that legalizes a drug derived from marijuana. It’s designed just for children who suffer from seizures. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that allows children to take CBD oil, which is a byproduct of marijuana. He stresses this isn’t the same as legalizing pot. “It’s very controlled, from Read the full article…

Dane County Wisconsin Will Vote On Marijuana

County voters will also be asked to advise the state Legislature on whether to legalize marijuana.

WISCONSIN:  Voters in Dane County will see advisory referendums on legalization of marijuana, corporate personhood — and, in one village, whether taxpayers should buy a new leaf vacuum — when they go to the polls Tuesday. County voters will also be asked to advise the state Legislature on whether to legalize marijuana. County board member Read the full article…

Paul Ryan Rival Used Medical Marijuana

congressional candidate Amar Kaleka

WISCONSIN: Wisconsin Democratic congressional candidate Amar Kaleka used medical marijuana in California on his doctor’s advice after his father was killed by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, he told The Associated Press on Friday. Kaleka is mounting a longshot bid to unseat former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan in the 2014 Read the full article…

Wisconsin Bill Would Legalize Marijuana Ingredient CBD To Treat Stubborn Seizures

Nic Volker, 9, takes a break while playing a video game at home in Monona. His mother wants him to try a non-psychoactive component of marijuana for his seizure disorder, but it is illegal in Wisconsin and most states. A bill introduced by Rep. Robb Kahl, D-Monona, would allow the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for seizures.

WISCONSIN: Seizures cause Nic Volker to shake or stare blankly dozens of times most days, despite medication and a special diet, his mother says. She wants the 9-year-old to try something that has helped children with seizure disorders: cannabidiol, or CBD, an ingredient in marijuana that isn’t psychoactive but is illegal in Wisconsin and most states. Read the full article…

Is Wisconsin Ready For The Legalization Of Marijuana?

LRB 3671 would legalize marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes in Wisconsin.

WISCONSIN:  A Democratic Wisconsin representative has introduced a bill into the state Assembly to legalize marijuana. The bill has attracted six Democratic co-sponsors. LRB 3671 would legalize marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes in Wisconsin. Rep. Melissa Sargent says the bill is a good start to bringing a policy we’ve seen implemented in Colorado and Read the full article…

Seven State Legislators Support Wisconsin Marijuana Legalization

Joining Sargent’s pot proposal in the Assembly are Reps. Terese Berceau and Brett Hulsey of Madison, Rep. Sondy Pope of Cross Plains, Rep. Fred Clark of Baraboo and Rep. Tod Ohnstad of Kenosha.

WISCONSIN: Nearly three weeks after introducing a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, state Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, has attracted six co-sponsors, all Democrats. Joining Sargent’s pot proposal in the Assembly are Reps. Terese Berceau and Brett Hulsey of Madison, Rep. Sondy Pope of Cross Plains, Rep. Fred Clark of Baraboo and Rep. Tod Ohnstad of Kenosha. Read the full article…