Wisconsin

Tue
01
Sep

Milwaukee Cannabis Freedom Festival

Later this week, Wisconsin will serve as host to the Milwaukee Cannabis Freedom Festival. The festival is meant to celebrate recent marijuana legalization throughout the United States and to serve as a launch pad for this summer’s petition to legalize marijuana possession in Milwaukee. 

Sun
30
Aug

The CBD Phenomenon

Back in 1963, when young Israeli researcher Raphael Mechoulam isolated and identified Cannabidiol (CBD) he probably never would have, in his wildest imagination, been able to imagine the controversy this benign little cannabinoid would create.

When he isolated CBD, Mechoulam was seeking to identify the “active” ingredient in cannabis, so he kept looking. Then, in 1964, shortly after the discovery of CBD, ∆-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was discovered, isolated and labeled “the active ingredient.”

Wed
26
Aug

Iraq Vet With PTSD: Cannabis Saved My Marriage

Chris Whittenburg video thumbnail-longIraq combat veteran Chris Whittenburg credits cannabis with saving his marriage and ending the PTSD-spawned anger and anxiety that were destroying his life.

Without cannabis, “I don’t think I’d be married now,” Whittenburg said during a recent interview. “My marriage would have fallen apart due to the severe anger and anxiety.”

Mon
24
Aug

Memoninee tribal members vote yes on legalizing marijuana

Menominee Tribe members have voted to approve both the recreational and medicinal usage of marijuana on tribal grounds, according to a tribal spokesperson.

The tribe said the referendum results are advisory, meaning tribal leadership isn’t bound by them.

The possibility of marijuana sales comes on the heels of the tribe’s unsuccessful effort to open a casino in Kenosha.

“This is new ground”, Gary Besaw, Menominee chairman, said in an interview Friday shortly after the results were announced. It’s just an advisory process. He says they can look at maximizing the benefits, and minimizing the potential consequences.

Fri
21
Aug

Menominee tribal members approve on-reservation marijuana use

The Menominee Tribe overwhelmingly approved two advisory referendum questions authorizing its legislature to legalize marijuana on its reservation, the tribe said Friday.

Tribal members voted 677 to 499 to legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes. Members approved marijuana for medicinal purposes 899 to 275. The voting was conducted Wednesday and Thursday and the results announced Friday morning.

The matter now moves to the tribe's legislature, which will study the issue and likely approve ordinances legalizing marijuana.

Mon
17
Aug

Crossing The Line: Sheriff's Deputy Quits to Treat Parkinson's with Cannabis

Richard Secklin has led a remarkably storied life. Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he started his career as a professional bodybuilder after returning from a four year enlistment in the U.S. Navy. Richard eventually moved to New Mexico and opened his own gym, which he successfully managed for several years.

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“SOMEDAY PEOPLE WILL LOOK BACK AT THE ERA OF PROHIBITION AND SEE THE INJUSTICE.” -RICHARD SECKLIN

Mon
17
Aug

Wisconsin: Menominee tribe prepares vote on legalizing marijuana

Still burning from the January rejection of its long-sought Kenosha casino, leaders of the Menominee tribe will find out this week whether tribal members want to tap a new vice to help it find economic bliss — growing and selling marijuana.

The approximately 9,000 members will vote Wednesday and Thursday in a two-question advisory referendum asking whether the Menominee should legalize marijuana on their reservation for medical and/or recreational use. If either question is approved, tribal legislators would begin the process of writing ordinances to legalize weed on the reservation, located near Shawano, said Gary Besaw, tribal chairman.

Wed
29
Jul

The changing face of marijuana

MADISON, Wis. -- Marijuana has been the talk of the nation for a while, it has made big strides in legalization for medical and recreational reasons. However, here at home, it still remains illegal--but it is changing. We investigated the changing face of marijuana and bring you the latest forms it comes in.

Weed is nothing new, but are you familiar with other THC products like Hashish and Hash Oil? It's a relatively new form of the drug that's morphing fast, and it shows that there is more to marijuana than your basic joint.

Thu
23
Jul

Wisconsin: Menominee Indian Tribe to hold marijuana referendum

Menominee Indian Tribe members will soon have a chance to weigh in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational and medicinal use on their reservation in northeastern Wisconsin.

The tribe plans to hold a referendum vote on Aug. 19-20 to find out how its members feel about legalizing the drug. Members will be asked whether medical marijuana use should be allowed and whether anyone age 21 or older should be allowed to use the drug recreationally on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

"This is just a start," said Gary Besaw, chairman of the Keshena-based tribe. "We'll see if the tribal membership wants us to move forward and wants us to commit more energy toward this."

Fri
03
Jul

Wisconsin split on decriminalizing marijuana

He calls marijuana a gateway drug to harder substances, saying “it’s a big jump between someone having a beer and smoking marijuana.” And his fellow Republicans who control the state Legislature maintain there is not enough support among their ranks for changing the law.

But that doesn’t mean the issue is not up for public debate in the Badger state. Rep. Melissa Sargent proposed bills in the state assembly during the last two sessions that would legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use.

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