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Wisconsin GOP lawmakers are working on medical pot legalization currently, however, there is currently no framework in place.

After years of opposition to any form of marijuana legalization in Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are now working privately to build support for a medical cannabis program that could win bipartisan backing and be enacted into law later into 2023.


Refers to those who grow or cultivate hemp. In Wisconsin, the DATCP hemp program was discontinued starting January 1, 2022, and licensing moved to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for hemp growers.

If you’re interested in selling hemp-based products, the specifics of the licensing or regulatory requirements can depend on the type of product you’re selling. For example:

  • Raw Hemp or Hemp Flower: Selling raw hemp or hemp flower typically requires a license, as it’s essentially part of the cultivation and distribution process.
  • Hemp-Derived CBD Products: Selling CBD products, even if derived from hemp, can have its own set of regulations and licensing requirements. The FDA has not approved CBD as a dietary supplement, so businesses need to be cautious about health claims and labelling.
  • Industrial Hemp Products: Products made from hemp, like clothing, paper, or hemp seed oil for consumption, may have different requirements than CBD products.
  • Retailers: If you’re retailing products that are already processed and prepared, the licensing requirements are facile compared to hemp cultivation or production.

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