State Rep. Dave Considine
Press Release

Rep. Considine on Hemp Bill Passing the Assembly

This legislation updates state law regarding hemp, and creates more certainty for hemp producers, processors, and consumers in Wisconsin.

By - Nov 12th, 2019 05:18 pm

Madison – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 188, otherwise known as the Growing Opportunities Act. This legislation updates state law regarding hemp, and creates more certainty for hemp producers, processors, and consumers in Wisconsin. Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) co-authored this bill with Representative Kurtz (R-Wonewoc), Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), and Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee). Rep. Considine released the following statement on the passage of SB 188:

“In the 2018 federal farm bill, changes were made to the laws surrounding hemp. The bill we passed today will align state law with those changes. I am excited to have worked with my colleagues on this issue so that our state can once again be a leader in producing and manufacturing hemp,” said Rep. Considine. “Wisconsin once thrived while producing this crop. I believe this legislation will ensure that the hemp industry is once again available and viable for Wisconsin’s farmers and agribusinesses.

“I have been an advocate for hemp since my first election and I am proud to be an advocate for these producers, consumers, and processors. Hemp can provide a new avenue for diversification during turbulent times on the farm like the ones we’re experiencing today. Thank you to my colleagues, the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and all of the stakeholders who were a part of making this bill a success.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by State Rep. Dave Considine

The Legislature Needs To Do Its Job

To me, getting to work means putting in the time to hear bills that our colleagues write. Getting to work means staying in session until the work is done.

Assembly Misses Opportunity on Mental Health

This afternoon, the Wisconsin State Assembly met to vote on a number of bills, including some regarding mental health.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us