Former golf course becomes a nature reserve; Hemp-derived gummies and more raise concerns

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
2018 was Wisconsin’s first year of legalized hemp production.
Wisconsin’s first year of legalized hemp production, in 2018, was subject to analysis in the “2019 Wisconsin Hemp Marketing Study.” Renk Agribusiness Institute

A closed golf course near Brodhead became a conservation area and has served the area in new ways. An ecologist explains the project. Then, we consider the increasing availability in Wisconsin of hemp-derived psychoactive products. A journalist and a physician share the health and legal concerns.

Featured in this Episode

  • From golf course to conservation area

    The restoration of the former Decatur Lake Golf Course into a conservation area has transformed recreational opportunities in the Brodhead area. Ecologist Steve Apfelbaum joins us to talk about the creation of the Three Waters Reserve and its future.

  • New unregulated hemp-derived cannabis products are causing concern

    Now sold in Wisconsin stores are gummies and smokable products derived from hemp. The legal but unregulated chemical cousins to marijuana are making some people sick.  We talk with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter John Diedrich and Medical College of Wisconsin pharmacy professor Dr. Ryan Feldman about what’s going on.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Ryan Feldman Guest
  • John Diedrich Guest
  • Steve Apfelbaum Guest
  • Jill Nadeau Executive Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Jeff Robbins Technical Director