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, […]
Back in 1936, a small church group put together a film designed to warn parents of the dangers of marijuana. The film, originally titled “Tell Your Children,” became better known when it was re-released as “Reefer Madness” on the exploitation film circuit. “Reefer Madness” depicted marijuana smokers as crazed, homicidal, suicidal and reckless, prone to […]
In this special field recording, Esty joins Johnny Casali, owner of Huckleberry Hill Farms, at his home in Humboldt County, Northern California to discuss cannabis farming in the Emerald Triangle. Johnny gives an overview of the history of the farm, his eight years in federal prison, the consequences of legalization in California, the role of […]
Once it was a laundromat, then a convenience store. Now, it’s become a popular spot for neighbors to buy weed.
The proprietors say it’s legal because the Mifflin Street storefront is now a Rastafari Church. The city of Madison says otherwise.
Earlier this month, Governor Tony Evers declared that 2019 is the year of clean drinking water in Wisconsin. Yesterday, he announced that he will propose legalizing medical marijuana in the upcoming budget. For today’s show, we hone in on these two emerging initiatives to get a clearer picture. First, we hear from Kerry Schumann, executive […]
Governor Tony Evers put forward a plan today that would decriminalize marijuana. This comes after years of failed attempts at similar legislation — but this time, they have support from the governor. Many legalization and decriminalization proponents are celebrating Evers’ announcement today, but it still faces likely roadblocks in the Republican-controlled legislature. Evers says he’ll […]