(Updated March 12th 2014)
The Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act (AB 480/SB 363)
What the bill does:
The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act would create a comprehensive medical cannabis access system for Wisconsin patients. The bill would allow physicians in a bona fide relationship with a patient to recommend medical cannabis for certain conditions or treatment of certain symptoms. Patients, caregivers, providers, and physicians are protected from arrest and prosecution for conduct allowed by the law. It authorizes the Department of Health Services (DHS) to issue regulations on the creation of compassion centers where regulations. Compassion centers may not operate within 500 feet of a school or park. Patients or their registered caregivers may cultivate their own medicine in an enclosed, locked space. DHS may impose a registration fee on patients and caregivers, as well as promulgate other rules related to the medical cannabis program. Patients or their caregivers would not be legally protected if they possess more medicine than is allowed by law or if the patient smokes their medicine in a school, on mass transit, or any other public place.
The bill appears to meet the 8 guidelines set forth in the August 29, 2013 memorandum from the U.S. Department of Justice, “Guidance for Marijuana Enforcement,” (A.K.A. the 2013 Cole Memo).
CBD Only/Rich Bill 2013 ASSEMBLY BILL 726
This bill does two things:
1. It makes it clear, under state law, the *cannabidiol, is not THC and a schedule 1 drug, if a practitioner dispenses it or provides a letter authorizing use for the treatment of a seizure disorder.
2. It provides that *cannabidiol may be possessed for treatment of a seizure disorder if dispensed by a practitioner or if the practitioner provides a letter stating the individual possesses it to treat a seizure disorder.
*[C]annabidiol in this context is not the known cure. This bill limits the available THC amount. This does not guarantee the desired curing/healing effects as seen with the known CBD oil(s) that work now.
Industrial Hemp 2013 ASSEMBLY BILL 638
This bill serves to protect the farmer who grows an Industrial Hemp crop. Note:”industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa having no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, including the seeds of that plant.
Establishing also an organized set of licenses that authorize growing, processing, and, in conjunction with growing or processing, selling industrial hemp for commercial purposes or research.
A person applying for a license under this subsection shall provide the name and address of the applicant and the legal description of the land on which industrial hemp will be grown or processed and shall pay a fee equal to $150 or, if the person will grow industrial hemp, the greater of $150 or $5 multiplied by the number of acres on which the person will grow industrial hemp.
Wisconsin Full Legalization Bill, LRB 3671
This bill would allow adult state residents to “to possess no more than one-half an ounce of marijuana, 8 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, or 36 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form.” Out of state adults would be able to possess up to half those amounts.
The bill also includes provisions for obtaining a permit to grow and distribute cannabis. There is no provision for home grown cannabis as Colorado’s Amendment 64 has, which allows cultivation of six plants.