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Wisconsin Governor Signs Hemp Legalization Bill Into Law

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed an industrial hemp legalization bill into law. The legislation, introduced by Republican Representative Jesse Kremer, was passed unanimously by the Wisconsin House of Representatives and Senate, before being signed into law Thursday by Governor Walker. Under the proposed farmers who receive a license from the state would be legally …

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Wisconsin Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp

The Wisconsin Senate has unanimously approved a measure that would legalize the production and cultivation of industrial hemp. The Senate approved the hemp legalization measure with a vote of 33 to 0, sending it to the state’s Assembly. The Assembly is expected to pass the bill, which could happen as soon as today. If approved …

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Bill to Legalize Hemp Approved by Wisconsin Senate Committee

A key Senate committee in Wisconsin has given approval to legislation that would legalize industrial hemp. The Senate Agriculture Committee voted to approve the measure yesterday, sending it towards a vote in the full Senate. The proposal was passed unanimously, indicating widespread, bipartisan support. Under the proposed law, a system of state licenses would be …

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Wisconsin Senate Votes 31 to 1 to Legalize Medical Cannabis Extracts

Wisconsin’s full Senate has given approval to a bill that would legalize the medical use of low-THC cannabis extracts. The vote on Senate Bill 10 was 31 to 1, with Senator Duey Stroebel casting the sole “No” vote. Under the proposed legislation, those who receive a recommendation from a physician would be allowed to possess …

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Wisconsin Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Measure to Legalize Marijuana-Derived Cannabidiol

A Wisconsin Senate committee has voted unanimously to legalize the medical use of cannabis oil that doesn’t contain THC. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 10 with a 4 to 0 vote. It now moves towards a vote in the full Senate, where its passage would send it to the House of Representatives. Passage …

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Poll: 59% of Wisconsin Voters Believe Cannabis Should be Legal

According to new polling conducted by Marquette Law School, a strong majority of voters in Wisconsin support legalizing cannabis and regulating it similarly to alcohol. The poll asked the following question: “When it comes to marijuana, some people think that the drug should be fully legalized and regulated like alcohol. Do you agree or disagree …

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Milwaukee Mayor Signs Measure Reducing Penalty for Cannabis Possession by 90%

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has signed into law a measure reducing the penalty for cannabis possession by 90%. The measure passed the city’s Common Council earlier this month with a 10 to 3 vote. The new law reduces the penalty for someone caught possessing up to 25 grams of cannabis from a $500 fine, to …

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Milwaukee Council Votes to Reduce Penalty for Cannabis Possession by 90%

The Milwaukee Common Council has voted to significantly reduce the penalty for the possession of up to 25 grams of cannabis. The proposal, which was approved with a 10 to 3 vote, would reduce the penalty from a $500 fine, to a maximum fine of $50. The measure now goes to Mayor Tom Barrett for …

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Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) has filed legislation (LRB-0188) to legalize the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis for everyone 21 and older. “Marijuana prohibition has not worked for Wisconsin”, Representative Sargent said in a Monday press release. “Ending this prohibition in our state would promote personal freedom and liberty, create financial opportunity, and …

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Wisconsin Activists Erect Billboard Calling Out Senators’ Obstruction of Medical Cannabis Legalization

By Press Release The League of Marijuana Voters launched a billboard Monday that highlights two Wisconsin state senators’ obstruction of medical marijuana legalization. The first ever billboard advocating for medical marijuana legislation in Wisconsin is part of a new campaign targeting Senators Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) and Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) for preventing passage of a …

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