Wisconsin Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Why some marijuana firms are rebranding in response to cannabis industry’s changing business climate

As the cannabis industry has moved to shed the “stoner” stereotype many have held of its consumers, several marijuana businesses are rebranding themselves via name changes and other steps to try to reflect the companies they’ve become.  Whether the decision revolves around an initial public offering (IPO), including Akerna’s, or the acquisition of multiple dispensaries such […]

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More than 50% of Wisconsin vape products linked to illnesses contain cannabis

More than half the vape products the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested in its investigation into vaping illnesses in Wisconsin contained THC, the agency reported. Wisconsin does not have a full-strength medical marijuana program, but it is the first state to disclose test results of vape products under investigation after the nationwide health […]

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CDC reports majority of patients sickened in vape epidemic used marijuana vaporizer devices – many from illicit market

Health officials reported on Friday that the majority of those sickened in the vaping health crisis used cannabis vape products containing THC, and many of those in the first two states to report illnesses – Illinois and Wisconsin – said they used counterfeit marijuana products from the illicit market, not licensed MJ companies. The revelations, […]

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Wisconsin lawmakers introduce bill to legalize medical cannabis

Three legislators introduced a bipartisan bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, creating a licensing system for growers, processors and sellers. Sens. Jon Erpenbach and Patrick Testin along with Rep. Chris Taylor introduced the bill Friday. Erpenbach and Taylor are Democrats. Testin is a Republican. The bill faces an uphill fight in the Republican-controlled […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Finance committee rebuffs Wisconsin governor’s medical marijuana plan

The Wisconsin Legislature’s joint finance committee on Thursday voted 11-4 along party lines to reject Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal to legalize medical marijuana. All the committee’s Republicans voted to scrap the item, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. In his budget plan, Evers, a Democrat, had recommended establishing a medical marijuana program that would have included […]

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Wisconsin gov to propose legalizing medical marijuana in first budget

New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Monday his first budget will include proposals to legalize medical cannabis and align the state’s laws on cannabidiol with federal standards, a move that potentially could open business opportunities for marijuana entrepreneurs. Under the governor’s plan, a physician or a practitioner under the direction of a physician would be allowed to recommend […]

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