Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, DC — NORML has updated its homepage’s medical cannabis section, including a newly designed national map of medical marijuana states to reflect the recent surge in states that have passed so-called ‘CBD-only’ legislation. Currently in the United States, 35 states have reformed their laws via legislation or binding voter ballot initiative to allow qualified […] Continue Reading

MADISON, WI — A well-known protester at the state capital and marijuana legalization advocate who is challenging incumbent Congressman Paul Ryan should be kicked off the primary ballot for misleading prospective voters into thinking they were signing up to legalize marijuana, Wisconsin Republicans argued Thursday. The state party asked elections officials to disqualify Jeremy Ryan, the lone primary […] Continue Reading

Tragically, Lydia Schaeffer (aged 7) passed away on Mother’s Day from a rare genetic disorder called Kleefstra syndrome, which causes terrible seizures and other complications. Her plight inspired lawmakers in Wisconsin to legalize a marijuana extract to treat her condition, despite their opposition to a broader medical marijuana reform. Sally Schaeffer, Lydia’s mother, lobbied the […] Continue Reading

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD, for children suffering from uncontrollable seizures, joining Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Utah in having enacted limited medical marijuana bills this year. Walker, who has opposed marijuana reform in Wisconsin, agreed to sign Assembly Bill 726, becoming Wisconsin Act 267,  due to mounting pressure from families of sick […] Continue Reading

Lawmakers in Alabama and Utah recently approved legislation seeking to authorize the physician-supervised use of varieties of cannabis and/or extracts high in the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Both measures, which I previously summarized as ‘largely unworkable,‘ have now been signed into law. In recent days, lawmakers in three additional states — Kentucky, Mississippi, and Wisconsin — have […] Continue Reading

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. Fifty percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “Marijuana use should be made legal.” Forty-five percent of respondents disagreed with the statement. Under present law, the possession of any amount of cannabis in […] Continue Reading

MADISON, WI –Lawmakers in the Wisconsin Assembly introduced a companion bill to pending legislation in the Senate that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, and the two bills have significant support with 18 co-sponsors in both chambers of the legislature. If passed, Assembly Bill 480 and Senate Bill 363 would allow registered patients to possess up to […] Continue Reading