Category Archives: Wisconsin

GOP Shows Support For Legalizing Medical Cannabis In Wisconsin

For more than a decade, the Wisconsin Legislature has been where marijuana reform bills go to die. But a new bill to legalize some forms of medical marijuana, introduced by a pair of Republican lawmakers instead of the usual cohort of Democrats, may fare differently. At the very least, the new medical marijuana proposal may […]

Wisconsin’s Governor Signs Bill To Make Hemp Program Permanent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday signed into law a bipartisan bill that makes Wisconsin’s hemp-growing program permanent as it continues to surge in popularity in just its second year. Hailed by supporters as Wisconsin’s “comeback crop,” hemp is seeing renewed popularity in large part because of the growth in the market […]

Democrats Working To Decriminalize Weed Possession In Wisconsin

Wisconsin Democrats introduced a bill on Wednesday that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis in the state, but chances of the measure succeeding in the Republican-led legislature appear to be slim. Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said on Wednesday that the penalties currently paid by those convicted of cannabis possession are unjust. “Possession […]

Wisconsin’s Meth Crisis Is Growing While The State Fights An Opioid Epidemic

CHICAGO (AP) — Jess Przybylski had never really dealt with loss. Then the father of her children was killed in a car crash. In 2011, her friends offered her methamphetamine to distract from the grief. Soon after, Przybylski lost her job. Her two children were taken from her once, then once more when she was […]

Wisconsin Legislators Introduce Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan group of state legislators has introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, according to media reports. The bill, from Republican Sen. Patrick Testin and Democrats Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Chris Taylor, was being circulated among lawmakers for cosponsors on Friday. Testin said in a statement that for him, legalizing the […]

Wisconsin Man Allegedly Sold Bootleg Vape Cartridges Filled With THC

Now that the recent, unexplained vaping-associated death toll in the United States has risen to six victims, tensions are running high when it comes to illegal vaping products. Today, such unlicensed THC products have a poster boy: 20-year-old Tyler Huffhines of Wisconsin, whose business law enforcement officials say was producing 3,000 to 5,000 vaping cartridges […]

Milwaukee Issues Urgent Warning Against Vaping After Recent String Of Hospitalizations

Health officials in Milwaukee, Wisconsin issued an alert on Wednesday that urged residents of the city to stop vaping due to a rash of recent hospitalizations. In a health alert released by the City of Milwaukee Health Department, cannabis consumers were warned not to vape. “Residents are again strongly encouraged to not utilize any THC […]

Wisconsin Police Raid Rastafarian Church, Arrest Leaders For Distributing Cannabis

A showdown between a Wisconsin Rastafarian church and law enforcement over the church’s right to distribute marijuana to its congregants reached a climax on Wednesday morning. Dane County Narcotics Task Force raided Lion of Judah House of Rastafari, arrested its two founders, and detained several people on site. “We are practicing religious freedom,” said Jerry […]

Wisconsin City Officials Trying to Stop Church From Distributing Cannabis

Cannabis isn’t legal in the state of Wisconsin just yet, but one Madison-based Rastafarian church has utilized a religion-based loophole that allows them to serve the plant to members who make a small donation. But despite the seemingly fool-proof statute, it appears local officials aren’t going to let this one slide without a fight. The […]

Wisconsin Lawmakers, Advocates Trying to Legalize Marijuana—Again

Cannabis legalization is getting a concentrated push in the state of Wisconsin, where on Thursday Rep. Melissa Sargent of Madison announced that she would propose legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. “The palate for legalization of cannabis in the state of Wisconsin is far more popular than probably the ratings for most politicians in this building,” […]