Wisconsin Medical Marijuana News

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.