As of June, 2019, two-thirds of U.S. states have legalized marijuana in one form or another, including eleven states, plus the District of Columbia, that have effectively abolished all prohibitions against recreational marijuana use. Wisconsin remains in the stubborn minority, with Republican legislators solidly against relaxation of marijuana rules. So, too, is the federal government, […]
On May 31, 2019, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 66-47 to approve a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Illinois. The House vote followed a bipartisan state senate vote of 38-17 in favor. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor J.B. Pritzker, who has said he will sign […]
Esty Dinur takes a year-in-review look at significant topics in state and local politics. First, local politics. What’s the deal with the new hire on the Common Council? What is the state of body cameras and policing in Madison? How is the city adapting to meet its growing transit needs? And what is the city […]
Voters in Dane County and throughout the state will have a chance to weigh in on marijuana legalization this November. Nearly a dozen counties have approved or are considering referendum questions for the ballot. The Dane County board of Supervisors is voting Thursday on whether to add a referendum question to the November ballot asking […]
Hemp Cannabis Solo puts forward that there are eight hundred Vets’ suicides a month in “Americoma,” and no one talks about it. In those states where Cannabis has been medically or recreationally approved by enlightened citizens, the suicide rate is cut in half . There is a connection that he thinks should be explored by […]
Jonathan Zarov speaks with Wayne Laugesen of the Colorado Springs Gazette about the paper’s recent editorial expose, “Clearing the Haze”, which investigates the unintended consequences emerging from the legal weed market.