Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

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Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:37 pm

Menominee Indian Tribe begins process to legalize marijuana on reservation

While marijuana is not legal in Wisconsin, the move by the Menominee Tribe is possible because of an exemption they have to state criminal jurisdiction. Public Law 280 applies to Wisconsin and all Native American tribes in the state except the Menominee Tribe.


Walker denied them a casino in Kenosha. This should be interesting.

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby jonnygothispen » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:41 pm

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby manoletters » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:18 am

Do the right thing, Menominee tribe, as I believe you, of all people will - LEGALIZE it!

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby Madsci » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:22 pm

If the Menominee do legalize it, will the other Tribes/Nations of Wisconsin follow?

Could this be the start of the Native Peoples getting some of their land back so the others may grow/smoke/eat some of the this herb?

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Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:16 pm

The Ho-Chunk are the first.

Ho-Chunk announced Saturday that its General Council voted to reverse a policy that made the use and sale of marijuana on tribal lands illegal. Sixty-three percent of members voted in favor, 34 percent voted against and 3 percent abstained.


Will that include their casinos?

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:56 am

South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort

The legalization of marijuana on the Santee Sioux land came in June, months after the Justice Department outlined a new policy that allows Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana under the same conditions as some states.

Will any Wisconsin tribe follow suit?

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Postby rabble » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:08 am

I suppose they'll see how it goes in SD.

The cost of getting a room - they don't say it but I'm assuming there's a fee just to enter the resort - and being limited to purchasing one gram at a time and returning the empty to get the next gram seems a little extravagant just for the satisfaction of being able to light up legally.

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby snoqueen » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:34 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:The Ho-Chunk are the first.

Ho-Chunk announced Saturday that its General Council voted to reverse a policy that made the use and sale of marijuana on tribal lands illegal. Sixty-three percent of members voted in favor, 34 percent voted against and 3 percent abstained.


Will that include their casinos?


The Ho-Chunk Nation is not located on one continuous land base, such as a reservation,
but has scattered communities and acreage.
• HCN Trust Land Acreage – 3,535
• HCN Fee Simple Acreage – 5,328
• Counties where HCN Trust Lands are located: Adams, Clark, Crawford, Dane,
Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Marathon, Monroe, Sauk, Shawano,
Vernon & Wood Counties in Wisconsin and also in the State of Illinois.
• Additionally, large numbers of tribal members live in Minneapolis, Madison,
Milwaukee, and Chicago


from
http://witribes.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=5638&locid=57

I think the answer to your question depends on how tribal land is defined for these purposes.

Is the HCN trust land in Dane County a casino, or what?

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby penquin » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:19 pm

rabble wrote:...a little extravagant just for the satisfaction of being able to light up legally.


While a lot of folks on here disagree, I still say there is a lot to be said for being able to smoke in a tavern/club/bar without having to put down your drink, get up from your chair, and go outside every time ya wanna light up.

And if they build a concert venue and start bringing in the right national acts?! Folks will travel from all over the country to be able to toke up without any fear of getting busted.

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:15 pm

DEA raids tribal land to destroy pot; tribe says it was hemp

The tribe legalized the growing of low THC non-psychotropic industrial hemp on its lands in May. In a statement Friday, Tribal Chairman Gary Besaw said the tribe had always intended to grow the crop legally for research purposes under the 2014 Farm Bill, which recognizes the distinction between marijuana and industrial hemp.

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby Roy » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:30 pm

All drugs period should be legal and OTC everywhere. Buyer beware. Buyer take responsibility.

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby jonnygothispen » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:34 pm

Roy wrote:All drugs period should be legal and OTC everywhere. Buyer beware. Buyer take responsibility.
Nah, FOX should be banned. FOX viewing leads to uncontrolled anger, bullying others, delusional thinking, and an inability to think and reason using the principles of logic putting an unnecessary burden on the rest of society. Too many are addicted to that destructive farce.

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:52 pm

Monona officials consider legalizing pot possession

While possession of small amounts of marijuana is a violation of federal and Wisconsin state law, it may become essentially legal in the city of Monona.

The city’s public safety commission is considering a proposal that would eliminate fines for possession of small amounts, 25 grams or less, of marijuana by adults in private places. It would essentially legalize possession of small amounts of pot by adults in their homes. Possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults in public places would carry a fine of $1.


If Monona follows through with this, will Madison be next?

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby fennel » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:13 pm

I recall seeing a button with the slogan "Five Dollars is Fine," regarding an initiative to keep Ann Arbor's fine for possession at $5. I think it since has gone up to $25.

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Re: Legal marijuana in Wisconsin?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:24 pm

Back in the day, Madison only had a five dollar fine. But then an oz was under thirty bucks.


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