Marijuana

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Is Wisconsin "behind the curve" on marijuana laws?

Published May 4, 2019

Milwaukee Ald. Nik Kovac feels Wisconsin is "way behind the curve" when it comes to marijuana laws. The state is one of 17 in which the possession, sale or cultivation of marijuana in any amount can result in criminal prosecution, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukee groups urge residents to vote "yes" for legalizing marijuana

Published Nov. 3, 2018

WJI, ACLU of Wisconsin, MICAH and several state leaders are calling for voters to support legalization of medicinal and recreational marijuana by voting yes to the non-binding referendum question on their ballots Nov. 6, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Pro-pot Johnson a bad choice for pro-pot millennials

Published Sept. 27, 2016

Gary Johnson may have said some mock-worthy things this past week about space colonization. As it turns out, though, Gary Johnson is pretty serious - maybe not about the science fiction, but in terms of consequences for this election.

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Could Menominee tribe end Wisconsin's reservations about pot?

Published Aug. 20, 2015

No less an authority than the United States Department of Justice has cracked open the door to allowing tribes, which are sovereign states, to grow marijuana on their reservations. Could this mean more revenue for Wisconsin tribes?

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Local leaders voice mixed reactions to new marijuana rules

Published June 11, 2015

According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the Milwaukee Common Council's decision to lower the maximum fine for marijuana possession of less than 25 grams to $50 has drawn praise as a first step to reducing racial disparities in enforcement of marijuana laws, as well as criticism for its potential to increase marijuana use.

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Penalties for pot smoking reduced while a strip club still prohibited

Published June 4, 2015

The City of Milwaukee has reduced the penalties for first-time possession of marijuana from $500 to $50. Pot is still illegal. A strip club is perfectly legal but the aldermen appear willing to get nailed for an almost $1 million judgement after losing a lawsuit. Doesn't seem to make much sense.

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Packers free agency situation clouded

Published Feb. 6, 2015

Letroy Guion was arrested in his home state of Florida on Wednesday, and the free agent-to-be defensive tackle's future with the Green Bay Packers at risk. Guion's legal matter only further clouds the free agent picture for the Packers, who have big decisions to make on Randall Cobb, Bryan Bulaga and several others.

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Sanders suspended again for drug use

Published Jan. 16, 2015

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended by the NBA again for violating the league's anti-drug program. Because he is now a multiple offender of the policy, Sanders will be sidelined 10 games. He was already absent from the team for "personal reasons" and has not played since Dec. 23.