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June 23, 2015

Cannabadger.com: Wisconsin pot bill fiscal estimates show decriminalization would save state money

Posted by Gary Storck
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The state of Wisconsin itself indicates there is a good potential to save money by decriminalizing cannabis.

Wisconsin pot bill fiscal estimates show decriminalization would save state money

In the 2015 Wisconsin legislative session, four bills regarding cannabis have so far been filed, covering industrial hemp, cannabidiol (CBD), adult use/medical and decriminalization. While the hemp and CBD bills have bipartisan sponsorship, the adult use/medical bill and the decriminalization bill only have Democratic sponsors. Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) is the lead sponsor of the decriminalization proposal AB246/SB167. The senate lead sponsor is Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee).

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June 13, 2015

Cannabadger/com: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett quietly signs pot fine reduction ordinance

Posted by Gary Storck
Saturday, June 13, 2015

This is a story Cannabadger had to dig to find.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett quietly signs pot fine reduction ordinance

On Tuesday June 2, Milwaukee alders, by a 10-3 margin, passed a proposal to lower fines for possession of less than 25 grams of cannabis to $0-50 for first time offenders. That left Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett with seven working days to decide whether to sign the ordinance, veto it, or take no action and allow it to become city law.

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