WISCONSIN: Evers Announces Proposal to Legalize Medical Use and Decriminalize Possession of Marijuana
"I believe, and the people of Wisconsin overwhelmingly agree, that people shouldn’t be treated as criminals for accessing medicine that can change and even save their lives. [...] That’s among the many reasons I’m announcing today that it’s time for Wisconsin to join over 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana and ensure access to CBD oil in Wisconsin."
Governor Tony Evers aids said, on Sunday (2-17-2019), he is ready to give Wisconsin's citizens the right to sell and/or carry small amounts of marijuana, as well as the ability to use it for medical reasons.
As the Farm Bill passed in December of 2018, there is a lot of questions going around about the legality of CBD. While the Farm Bill makes it legal federally to produce hemp that contains less than .3 percent of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana, each state is still able to create new or enforce current laws that prohibit its use.
The federal Farm Bill passed earlier this year, classifying hemp as an agricultural product, separating hemp/CBD from marijuana. As long as the plant has less than .3% THC, it is legal federally but federal law does not override state law, and Florida currently has a hemp law. Florida does not allow any amount of THC to be sold unless it is from a medical marijuana dispensary.
This week, local and state authorities are cracking down on foods that contain CBD technically known as cannabidiol. Public health officials in New York City, Maine, Ohio, and North Carolina have banned the sale of all foods that contain CBD, citing US Food and Drug Administration guidelines.