Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US WI: Wisconsin Man Terrell Banks Says Marijuana Led Him To Stab

    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, 07 Feb 2018 - He smoked pot, grabbed a steak knife and meditated, cops say. Then his mom walked in. Terrell Banks told police the paranoia set in after he smoked weed. Banks, a 23-year-old from Racine, Wisconsin, allegedly said the marijuana "put him beyond his comfort zone," even though the drug has never made him feel that way before, according to Fox6.
  2. US WI: PUB LTE: Pot Could Solve Many State Problems

    Wisconsin State Journal, 09 Jun 2017 - Thanks for the June 2 editorial, "Possession penalties are too harsh." While any discussion about reforming Wisconsin's draconian marijuana laws is certainly welcome, decriminalization is an old idea that still leaves out a legal source for pot.
  3. US WI: PUB LTE: Pot Referendum Should Be Welcomed

    Wisconsin State Journal, 30 Jan 2017 - State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, and Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, recently introduced legislation that would place an advisory referendum on the November 2018 general election ballot asking state voters if they support legalizing medical cannabis. In 2012, after Washington and Colorado voters passed initiatives legalizing cannabis for adult use, the Associated Press published an article looking at potential legalization in other states.
  4. US WI: Editorial: Marijuana's Medical Benefits Can't Be Ignored

    Leader-Telegram, 19 Jan 2017 - Medical marijuana use should be legal in Wisconsin. Twenty-eight states -- Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota and Ohio joined in November -- and the District of Columbia allow for such use. California was the first to legalize medical marijuana 11 years ago.
  5. US WI: PUB LTE: Gary Storck: 'Dr.' Scott Walker Needs Update On

    The Capital Times, 15 Jan 2017 - Dear Editor: Gov. Scott Walker indicated in a recent interview that he believes the only medical use from the cannabis plant is limited to just one cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD), and only for use for childhood seizure disorders that don't respond to conventional treatments. Medical marijuana isn't needed according to "Dr." Walker, because "studies show medically there are much more viable alternatives within the health care community."
  6. US WI: For Small-Town Cops, Opioid Scourge Hits Close To Home

    Wall Street Journal, 29 Sep 2016 - Flood of fentanyl and heroin is straining budgets, putting police at risk as drug networks spread During an attempted drug-trafficking bust this spring on Chicago's South Side, police Sgt. James Madden took off running after a young man, chasing him into a darkened yard before losing the trail.
  7. US WI: PUB LTE: Feingold Should Reveal His Thoughts On

    Wisconsin State Journal, 18 Aug 2016 - Much has changed in the cannabis world since Russ Feingold lost to Ron Johnson in 2010. Then, about 15 states had legalized medical cannabis, a number now at 25. Today, four states and Washington, D.C., have legalized adult use. This November, at least three more will vote on medical, and five more will vote on adult use.
  8. US WI: PUB LTE: Marijuana Is Not The Problem

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Jul 2016 - The last sentence of Ann C. Pendleton's letter of July 11 posed a question: "If marijuana can be legalized for recreational use, then why are not other drugs being legalized for recreational use?" ("Marijuana is dangerous," Letters). My immediate reaction: Are you kidding me? Just walk into any liquor store and you have a much more dangerous drug of all sorts to choose from. Pick your poison. Liquor and its use causes more deaths and accidents than marijuana. There is just no argument.
  9. US WI: Poll: Strong Majority Of Wisconsinites Want Legal

    Wisconsin State Journal, 14 Jul 2016 - A majority of Wisconsinites want marijuana to be legal and regulated like alcohol, a new poll shows. Results were released Wednesday for the Marquette Law School Poll, a leading measure of public opinion in the Badger State.