CBD production remains illegal in Wisconsin, but patients can access the products online or from out-of-state sources.

Sarah Climaco

Wisconsin Legislature Passes CBD Bill

The Wisconsin legislation to allow CBD use for any medical condition so long as the patient is certified by a physician has unanimously passed the Assembly and now moves to the desk of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the Associated Press reports.

While the measure does extend the state medical cannabis regime, products with THC are still not permitted for use, and the manufacture of CBD is still outlawed in the state.  An amendment proposed by Democratic state Rep. Chris Taylor to permit CBD production and distribution in Wisconsin was voted down – meaning patients must still acquire CBD products online or out-of-state. The amendment was supported by most Assembly Democrats.

According to a report by advocate Gary Storck, who runs the Cannabadger blog, Republican Rep. Scott Krug said the access issue would be solved if CBD were legalized under federal law.

Walker has indicated he will sign the bill, although he is not a proponent of a legal comprehensive medical cannabis program. Bills providing a more far-reaching medical cannabis regime (SB.38/AB.75) have been introduced in both houses of the state legislature and have been moved to the respective health committees. That measure would set up dispensaries and allow for home grows.

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