Wisconsin Medical Marijuana News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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:
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.
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 ...
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?
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.
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:
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 ...
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 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.
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.