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…

Madison's Melissa Sargent Introduces Wisconsin Pot Legalization Bill

WISCONSIN:  Days after I wrote an article describing the reluctance of many legislators — including critics of the drug war — to embrace legalization of marijuana, state Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, introduced a bill to do exactly that. The freshman legislator from the north side believes legalization is inevitable, but acknowledges her bill is unlikely to gain Read the full article…

Madison's Melissa Sargent Introduces Wisconsin Pot Legalization Bill

"I don't believe it's going to pass this session but this is a big conversation that needs to happen in our community,"

WISCONSIN:  Days after I wrote an article describing the reluctance of many legislators — including critics of the drug war — to embrace legalization of marijuana, state Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, introduced a bill to do exactly that. The freshman legislator from the north side believes legalization is inevitable, but acknowledges her bill is unlikely to gain Read the full article…

WI Marijuana Referendum Approved Unanimously

“This is coming whether we like it or not. If we don’t participate in this industry now, others will. Chinese companies, companies in other countries will compete with us.”

WISCONSIN:  The ballot in the April 2014 election will ask voters in Dane County whether the state should legalize marijuana for any purpose, thanks to a resolution passed by a vote of 29-0. Testifying in favor of the resolution, Dane County resident Cliff Tomasini said legal marijuana could create green jobs. “There’s a very stable Read the full article…

A Wisconsin dad faces deportation for smoking weed as a teenager

Timofeev and his two daughters, Sasha, 16, and Kylie, 7, are close. 'He's one of my favorite people,' says Sasha.

WISCONSIN: By the time Alex Timofeev got home from work at the Nakoma Country Club, had dinner and relaxed with his customary cup of tea, it was past midnight. When the doorbell rang in the early morning he tried to ignore it. But the ringing was insistent so he left his fiancée in bed, threw Read the full article…