Tuesday, Madison’s city council voted unanimously to make it legal for adults to consume and possess small amounts of cannabis in public. Madison residents have been able to use cannabis in private and indoors since 1977. Under that ordinance you could be fined $50, not including court costs, for smoking or having cannabis in public. […]
As marijuana becomes legal and mainstream in state after state, the claims for cannabis medical and health benefits continue to grow. The legal and social history of marijuana criminalization means, however, that there’s a scarcity of research into the substance. It’s hard to study something when the mere possession of it is a felony. Lucas […]
On this episode of Hemp Can Do It!, Kattia Jimenez speaks with crop consultant, seed breeder, and cannabis activist Benjamin F Grant. The two discuss farmer partnerships, Wisconsin’s hemp pilot program, and challenges for growers in the 2019 season.
The local evening news takes a look at marijuana in Wisconsin in 2019: various executive and legislative moves to decriminalize marijuana or legalize it for medical purposes, issues in the state’s burgeoning hemp industry, a journalism project on the disproportionate outcomes of prohibition, and the social justice provisions included in Illinois’ legalization that begins January […]
“We have to start looking at water as a living entity, a living being, and put it on the endangered species list forever,” says activist and Lakota member Carla Rae Marshall. For today’s first segment, we hear her firsthand account of the tribal protests against uranium mining in South Dakota. For the rest of the […]
Democratic state lawmakers have tried to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin before. While the push has some bipartisan support, Republican leadership is divided over legalization. The bill would require the state health department to create a medical cannabis registry. Anyone seeking medical treatment with cannabis may apply for a registry identification card, which can be […]