Wisconsin Medical Marijuana News

Wisconsin: Tribes Wonder - Does Cannabidiol Law Open Door To Pot Operations?

Journal Sentinel

March 7th, 2015
In 1991, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that the creation of the Wisconsin lottery meant Indian tribes here could open gaming halls on their reservations — a ruling that paved the way for the explosive growth of tribal casinos in the state.

Wisconsin: Attorney General Candidates Respond To Questions

San Francisco Chronicle

October 28th, 2014
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two county prosecutors, Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel, are running for Wisconsin attorney general, hoping to succeed retiring Republican J.B. Van Hollen. The Associated Press asked them to answer the same 10 questions in 130 words or less. Their responses follow.

Wisconsin: Attorney General Candidates Respond To Questions

The Sacramento Bee

October 4th, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- Two county prosecutors, Democrat Susan Happ and Republican Brad Schimel, are running for Wisconsin attorney general, hoping to succeed retiring Republican J.B. Van Hollen. The Associated Press asked them to answer the same 10 questions in 130 words or less. Their responses follow.

Wisconsin: Lawmakers In 11 States Approve Low-THC Medical Marijuana Bills

The Denver Post

June 30th, 2014
Spurred by the stories of epileptic children being treated in Colorado with cannabis oil, lawmakers across the country this year have made a dramatic change in how they talk about marijuana.

Wisconsin: Patients Still Waiting For Seizure Drug

San Francisco Chronicle

June 16th, 2014
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin epilepsy patients are still waiting for doctors to give them a marijuana-based anti-seizure drug, two months after Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill allowing the drug's use.

Wisconsin: Restrictive Medical Marijuana Laws - A Smokescreen Or Step Forward?

Mint Press News

May 27th, 2014
What qualifies a state for recognition as one that has legalized medical marijuana? It’s a question that has surfaced in recent months, as some states have passed restrictive medical marijuana bills that specifically outline how patients can consume their medicine, as well as which forms of medical marijuana will be available to patients in that state and which ones will not.

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Girl Who Inspired CBD Law Dies

High Times Magazine

May 16th, 2014
A seven-year-old girl who inspired state legislators to legalize access to medicinal cannabis oil has passed away. Lydia Schaeffer died in her sleep Sunday before she was able to treat her seizure disorder with medical marijuana.

Wisconsin: Advocates Launch Votemedicalmarijuana.Org To Track Voting Records For Individual Members Of Congress

Washington, D.C. -- The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its VoteMedicalMarijuana.org website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each Members of Congress. For example, the site provides details on yesterday's vote to allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Although the amendment didn't pass, it received more "yes" votes from Congress than any other ...

Wisconsin: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

April 23rd, 2014
Illinois patients can have guns, but New Hampshire patients can't grow their own medicine. And California counties stay busy as the legislature ponders actually regulating medical marijuana there. Let's get to it:

Wisconsin: Half Of State Voters Back Legalizing Marijuana Use


November 27th, 2013
Milwaukee, WI: One out of two Wisconsin voters believe that marijuana use ought to be legal, according to survey data released by Marquette University Law School.

Wisconsin: Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced


October 15th, 2013
Legislation to allow for the physician-authorized use of cannabis is pending before state lawmakers in Wisconsin. Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) and Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) announced their intention to introduce the legislation at a press conference held on October 3rd. The Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act would enact statewide legal protections for qualified patients who are authorized by their physician to engage in cannabis therapy. The proposal seeks to establish a ...

Wisconsin: Legalize Medicinal Weed, Tax It And Reap Benefits - Readers React

Wausau Daily Herald

October 10th, 2013
Several Wisconsin Democrats have introduced a new bill in Madison that would seek — again — to legalize medical marijuana. We asked readers on Gannett Central Wisconsin Media’s Facebook pages to share their opinions. Below are some excerpts. We asked: Should marijuana be legal if prescribed by a doctor?

Wisconsin: Wis. Dems Intro Another Medical Marijuana Bill

Modesto Bee

October 3rd, 2013

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democrats are trying again to legalize marijuana for medical use.

Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison and Sen. Jon Erpenbach of Middleton held a news conference Thursday to announce a new bill, saying marijuana can provide pain relief other medication doesn't.

Wisconsin: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

September 18th, 2013
A California dispensary regulation bill dies, the dark ages return to San Diego, Massachusetts towns enact moratoria, New Jersey gives a loan to a dispensary, and more. Let's get to it:

Wisconsin: Medical Marijuana Bill Unlikely To Pass In Wisconsin, Despite Growing Public Support

The Lacrosse Tribune

September 16th, 2013

Nobody wants to be a criminal. That’s the thought that crosses John’s mind each night as he gets ready for bed. Part of his nightly routine involves breaking the law, but he isn’t losing any sleep over it. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite.

John (not his real name) uses medical marijuana to manage the chronic, neuropathic pain that he’s lived with for the past nine years. Surgery to correct a herniated disc left scar tissue that put pressure on a root nerve, causing ...

Wisconsin: Lobbyists Will Urge Wisconsin Legislators To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Milwaukee Public Radio

January 14th, 2013
Advocates of legalized medical marijuana are planning to approach Wisconsin legislators on Wednesday, to urge them to pass a bill allowing patients to use the drug to allay physical discomforts.

Wisconsin: State Should Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Journal Sentinel

December 1st, 2012

Wisconsin should legalize recreational use of marijuana - or at the very least lessen the penalties for minor cannabis possession.

Don't let my dreadlocks fool you. My conclusion was not an easy one, but everything in life should not automatically lend itself to a criminal justice solution.

Wisconsin: Recalls Offer Voters Chance To Remove Medical Marijuana Obstacles


May 23rd, 2012
MADISON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators including Senate GOP Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald are facing June 5 recall elections. While the recalls were initiated for other reasons, they offer Wisconsin voters the opportunity to remove major roadblocks to passing a state medical cannabis law.