Wisconsin cannabis law reform efforts

Discussion in 'Marijuana Legalization' started by WisconsinNORML, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Too bad the vote was in November:eek:
  2. yeah I was just thinking that haha
  3. Hello,

    We have obtained a copy of the Isthmus article from 1995 with the article regarding Stephen Fitzgerald's involvement with covering up a murder of an innocent man over 2-3g of cannabis.

    However, we need it transcribed.

    I have scanned it into .pdf format. Can anyone transcribe the article? Or take a chunk of it?

    Please let me know and I will send you the document.

    Thanks in advance
  4. Madison NORML's next meeting will be Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7 p.m.
    at the Wil-Mar Center at 953 Jenifer St.

    We'll be looking at is coalition building on our issue with other groups
    around the anti-Walker protests and how to build on the renewed activism
    for political change in the state.

    Madison NORML holds regularly scheduled meetings the Second and Fourth
    Monday of each month, except major holidays, at 7:00 p.m. on Madison's
    East Side.

    Madison NORML

    Next 2 regularly scheduled meetings: Monday, March 14, 2011 and Monday,
    March 28, 2011.

    Northern Wisconsin NORML meeting
    Tue, March 22, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    Berlin Public Library (map: Berlin Public Library - Google Maps)

    Join activists from throughout Wisconsin as we discuss, brainstorm and share ideas on how to expedite the process of legalizing industrial hemp, medical marijuana and recreational cannabis. We have several on going projects and events, as well as special projects. Next event is Free 4/20 Concert in the Park in Green Lake, featuring music from A Royal Clark. Vendors including food/beverage, as well as a variety of wares are planned. Vendor space is available, those interested please contact Northern Wisconsin NORML or feel free to attend the meetings. Funding is always needed and appreciated at any level and we thank you for you support. Anonymous positions available for you to maintain your privacy, but yet be effective and active. NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO ATTEND, our meetings are open to the general public, supporters and members alike.

    Southeastern WI Norml
    Monday, February 28 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Brewing Grounds for Change
    2008 North Farwell Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    This is the 5th meeting of Southeastern Wisconsin's emerging cannabis reform leader. Join us at the next meeting as we announce the progress we have made and the steps we are working on to reform cannabis in Wisconsin. Contact your State Representatives and ask their opinion of cannabis at Contact Officials - NORML

    The best way to regain freedom, is to be participatory in our system of government and help re-establish the positive public opinion cannabis held for thousands of years prior to the 1910's. Thank you for supporting Cannabis reform in Wisconsin.

    If you would like to volunteer to help out in some way please let us know.
    Meanwhile, activists and supporters are encouraged to hand out fliers for the meeting/group. Talk to others about the group and your experience. Invite friends and supporters, etc.

    Thank you for participating in the ever needed Acts of Freedom Restoration and Protection.
  5. Aanmelden | Facebook

    Saturday April 9, 2011
    12-3 pm
    Monona Terrace Convention Center
    Wilson St. at MLK, Downtown Madison

    Look for us out front between Wilson St. and the Monona Terrace Center
    itself, also on the bike path on the Lake Monona side of the building.

    The Wisconsin State Medical Society (SMS) has been a thorn in the side
    of Wisconsin's medical cannabis movement for decades. While doctors in
    clinics often discuss cannabis with patients or even recommend patients
    use it, the SMS has been hostile to medical cannabis, providing
    testimony against at every hearing held by the WI State Legislature
    going back many years.

    The face of the Society's compassion-free position has been Dr. Michael
    Miller. Dr. Miller made numerous misleading, incorrect and untrue
    statements during his Dec. 15, 2009 testimony for the combined Health
    Committee hearing on current legislation before the State Legislature
    AB554/SB368, the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA).

    For four days in April 2010, medical cannabis patients and their
    supporters protested outside the SMS Fundraiser and Annual Meeting at
    Monona Terrace Convention Center in Downtown Madison.

    This year, activists again plan to protest at the 2011 State Medical
    Society Conference, being held at Monona Terrace the weekend of April

    Please join us this Saturday afternoon as medical cannabis patients and
    supporters return for another peaceful informational picket at Monona
    Terrace. Activists plan to be there Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 12 noon
    to 3:00pm.

    New research and clinical trials continue to demonstrate that medical
    cannabis is a safe and effective medicine whether smoked, vaporized,
    ingested in capsules, foods, tinctures, topical salves or other methods.
    It is unconscionable for a Medical Society to continue to oppose a
    proven safe and effective medicine used by mankind for millennia. Their
    position means the state's largest physician's group continues to
    support the current law that criminalizes Wisconsin medical cannabis and
    the patients who need it today - Seniors, Veterans, the Sick, Disabled
    and the Dying!
  6. Due to a change of date for the Mifflin St. Block Party to Saturday
    April 30, 2011, the Cannabis Freedom March Madison, originally scheduled
    for Saturday May 7, has also been moved to April 30.

    Gather at Capitol between 11-12. A gathering point is TBA depending on
    permits. We will rally there then march down State St. to the Mifflin
    St. Block Party about 1pm.

    A Facebook event page is here:
  7. Monthly Meeting | Facebook

    Northern WI Norml

    Tuesday, April 12 · 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Berlin Public Library
    121 W Park Ave
    Berlin, WI

    Regular monthly meeting for our local chapter.

    Our next event is a Free 420 Concert in the Park, Deacon Mills park in downtown Green Lake.

    This will be the second annual Free 420 Concert in the Park hosted by the Northern Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

    Green Lake Wisconsin will come alive with the first spring concert event of the year featuring music from A Royal Clark and spoken words by hemp cannabis activists. Vendors including food/beverage, NORML merchandise, as well as a variety of wares are planned.

    We also plan to nominate board members in preparation for our May meeting and general elections.

    Now is the time to get active as we move into 2011-2012 plans throughout the state. Your support is great appreciated.


    Madison NORML

    The next Madison NORML meeting is Monday, April 11, 2011.

    Madison NORML meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month , excluding major holidays, plus a couple extra times to be sure to keep current.

    Now is the time to join us. We have many different ideas on how you can help reform marijuana law in Wisconsin.

    If you have questions or concerns about cannabis, please come and speak up.

    In 2011, Madison NORML will have two tiers of membership. Basic is $4.20 and Full membership is $42

    Location: Wil Mar Center Youth Room in basement 7-9pm, Wil Mar Center 953 Jenifer St. Madison, WI 53703.


    Southeastern Wisconsin NORML Meeting | Facebook

    Southeastern Wisconsin NORML Meeting
    Monday, April 11 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Brewing Grounds for Change
    2008 North Farwell Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI

    Our next SE Wisconsin NORML meeting will be Monday, April 11th, from 6:30PM to 8:30 PM on Milwaukee's East side at the Brewing Grounds for Change Cafe, 2008 N Farwell Ave.

    We will discuss final plans to do regarding the Worldwide Marijuana March May 7th in Milwaukee, as well as for 4/20 Fest coming up at the Miramar Theatre featuring Recalcitrant, Undercover Organism, Southeastern Wisconsin NORML, Atomic Glass and others!

    S.E. Wisconsin NORML is open to the public to discuss medical cannabis, industrial hemp and recreational marijuana (cannabis), as well as ideas on for reform of unjust laws and education to our community. We lead by example through participating in the politics that govern our State and republic.
  8. Madison NORML Examiner: 4/20 cannabis celebrations light up Madison and

    MADISON: While Spring officially arrived about a month ago, its
    attendance has been spotty, and the forecast for April 20 "4/20", the
    annual high holiday of cannabis, currently calls for temperatures in the
    40s, with a slight chance of light rain in the afternoon. This is a far
    cry from the moderate temps and sunny skies of 4/20/2010 when more than
    a hundred 4/20 revelers ascended Bascom Hill on the UW-Madison campus
    for a 4:20 celebration.

    Read full article:
    4/20 cannabis celebrations light up Madison and beyond - Madison norml | Examiner.com
  9. Saturday, April 30 is the 2011 Global Cannabis Freedom March - Madison.
    Details are below! Please join us!

    2011 Global Cannabis Freedom March - Madison


    Time Saturday, April 30 · 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Location State Street Steps of Wisconsin State Capitol to the Mifflin
    St. Block Party!

    Created By Madison NORML, Gary Storck

    More Info The 2011 Global Cannabis Freedom March - Madison, on April 30,
    2011 is presented by Madison NORML, Madison's chapter of the National
    Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

    Madison's version of the Global Cannabis March starts on Sat. April 30,
    2011 around 11:00-11:30 am as activists gather at the State Street Steps
    of the WI State Capitol. We will rally there as the Farmer's Market
    winds down and around noon, march down State St. and beyond to the
    Mifflin St. Block Party, where the march concludes. We had a great time
    the last two years and hope it will be thrice as nice in 2011!

    Bring signs, banners, etc.
  10. SB54 makes a crime out of having synthetic cannabinoids. Please come to the hearing, you can speak, but don't have to if you don't want to. You can register against this bill

    At the Assembly hearing, we made the argument that some chems in food stay in us for four generations, prohibition doesn't work, the way to address this issue is by taking a look at cannabis prohibition.

    They are trying to make it Schedule I, which means could result in felonies.

    History of Senate Bill 54

    The date/time of a public hearing regarding Senate Bill 54 scheduled by Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations in the Senate was changed. Date/time: 5/3/2011 12:30 PM. Location: 201 Southeast.
  11. I take it thats in Madison?
  12. That is correct, the hearing is in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.
  13. Dana Beal, a longtime activist and current marijuana prisoner in Wisconsin would like to see if he can get any support in the courtroom, here are the dates: 05-12-2011 \t 01:00 pm \t \t Bail/bond hearing \t Court \t VanDeHey, Robert P. 06-29-2011 \t 10:15 am \t Iowa County Courthouse, Dodgeville, WI 53533 \t Final status/scheduling conference \t Court \t VanDeHey, Robert P. 07-20-2011 \t 09:00 am \t Iowa County Courthouse, Dodgeville, WI 53533 \t Jury Trial \t Court \t VanDeHey, Robert P. 07-21-2011 \t 09:00 am \t Iowa County Courthouse, Dodgeville, WI 53533 \t Jury Trial \t Court \t VanDeHey, Robert P.
  14. MADISON: Medical cannabis supporters will gather next Tuesday at the King St. corner of the State Capitol to remember victims of medical marijuana prohibition. This year will mark the third year for the vigil, which runs from 4-6pm. The vigil will feature tributes to patients who fell victim to medical cannabis prohibition as well as some tasty dobro playing by Mark Shanahan. Shanahan will begin the event by performing the Wisconsin medical cannabis anthem, "Legal Medicine Blues" at 4pm.
    The list of names of those who passed away without legal access to medical cannabis read at the vigil grows each year. Last year the passing of Madison medical cannabis patient activist Mary Powers still hung heavy on friends at the event. This year, attendees will be remembering longtime Madison activist Ben Masel, who died April 30 after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. At the conclusion of the vigil at 6pm, attendees will parade around the Capitol in support of medical cannabis in Wisconsin.
    Third Annual Vigil for Victims of Medical Marijuana Prohibition. Time Tuesday, June 7 · 4:00pm - 6:00pm Location King Street sidewalk of State Capitol, Madison, WI
    Please join us for the vigil & parade!
    More info: Madison NORML: Madison NORML Examiner: June 7 Capitol vigil to remember victims of medical marijuana prohibition
  15. why is there no talk for mmj in wisconsin?
  16. There's plenty of talk, and you can be involved with it by attending the NORML meetings in Madison on the 2nd and forth Mondays of the month at the Wil-Mar Center on Jenifer St at 7. Meetings are outside if weather permits, otherwise inside.

    There was a medical marijuana bill introduced to the legislature that was up to vote last year. The bill made it there because of the efforts of Wisconsin NORML. However, the legislators elected not to bring it to a vote. If more people were active, it could have forced legislators to bring it to a vote where it likely would have passed.

    The previous governor, Jim Doyle, would have signed the bill into law while the current governor has stated he would not. That doesn't stop NORML from advancing the movement whether it be talking with representatives or educating the community. Taking an active part in local NORML groups seems the only way to advance the idea of medical marijuana within the state.
  17. Seriously our pot laws are horrible. They put me, a non violent smoker, next to attempted murderers and heroin junkies. I'm trying to go to school and the police have my car impounded because they thought I sold a little bit of weed. I've never hurt anyone in my life and this is how I'm treated? *spits on wisconsin*
  18. Council favors ticket for small amounts of pot The La Crosse Common Council has passed an ordinance that decriminalizes possession of a small amount of marijuana. The council Thursday night passed a local law that allows law enforcement to ticket, not criminally charge a person for first-time possession of 7 grams of marijuana or less.

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