Wisconsin Cannabis Expo returns after brief hiatus due to pandemic

The Wisconsin Cannabis Expo triumphantly returned to downtown Milwaukee on Saturday. More than 90 vendors attended the one-day event at the Wisconsin Center, including growers, dispensaries and testers. “We’re trying to educate and give people real information,” says Louis Fortis, editor and publisher of the Shepherd Express. Guests had the opportunity to sample and purchase products legal in Wisconsin, such as CBD oil and hemp. Participants had to be 18 to participate and 21 to collect samples. Contestant Robert Alexander is now in constant pain after suffering a back injury, but CBD has breathed new life into him. Alexander says, “It helped a lot considering your painkillers or CBD…CBD is much better.” At present, medical and recreational cannabis are still illegal in Wisconsin. In April, the state Capitol held a public hearing on a Republican-backed measure to legalize medical marijuana. The earliest the bill could come to a vote next year.

The Wisconsin Cannabis Expo triumphantly returned to downtown Milwaukee on Saturday.

More than 90 vendors attended the one-day event at the Wisconsin Center, including growers, dispensaries and testers.

“We try to educate and give people real information,” says Louis Fortis, editor and publisher of the Shepherd Express.

Guests had the opportunity to sample and purchase products legal in Wisconsin, such as CBD oil and hemp.

Participants had to be 18 years old to participate and 21 years old to take samples.

Competitor Robert Alexander is now dealing with constant pain after suffering a back injury, but CBD has given him a new life.

Alexander says, “It helped a lot considering his pain pills or CBD…CBD is much better.”

People had the opportunity to learn more about the cannabis industry – through discussions with industry professionals and medical experts… there were even discussions – about legalization.

At present, medical and recreational cannabis are still illegal in Wisconsin.

In April, the state Capitol hosted a public hearing on a Republican-backed measure to legalize medical marijuana. The earliest the bill could come to a vote next year.