Wisconsin cannabis law reform efforts

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  1. Four NORML meetings expected in Wisconsin for week of Sept 12th, 2011 | Jay Selthofner

    Meetings in WI week of September 12:

    September 12th 7:00-9:00pm Madison NORML meeting. Location: Wil Mar Center Youth Room in basement 7-9pm, Wil Mar Center 953 Jenifer St. Madison, WI 53703.

    September 12th, 7-8:30pm Southeastern Wisconsin NORML meeting. Location: Brewing Grounds for Change Cafe located at 2008 N. Farwell Ave in Milwaukee, WI

    September 14th, 6:00-8:00pm Eau Claire NORML meeting. Location: L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room, 400 Eau Claire Street in Eau Claire, WI 54701

    September 14th, 6:00-8:00pm Northern Wisconsin NORML Meeting. Location: Harmony Cafe, 233 E. College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
  2. smoker halfway between MAD and MIL..Norml Jay is spearheadin the movement! just gotta get dumb republicans to co-sign.. :?
  3. ^ I became a hardcore democrat when walker came in. I say the exact same thing
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  5. Wisco was a high producing hemp state?
    Awesome! that may explain our decent prices :)
  6. Wisconsin has a rich hemp history. It was the last hemp producing state. Produced a lot of jobs too.

    In 1943, over 175,000 acres of hemp were planted.

    "The Rens mill in Central Wisconsin made its last purchase of raw fiber in the fall of 1957, but did not finish processing this material until the following spring. Meanwhile 2 LaCrosse County farmers obtained Licenses for hemp cover crops for spring 1958 planting, used to eradicate Canada Thistle from corn fields. There's no record indicating they attempted to market this material."

    Here is a link to the history of the Matt Rens farm AMERICA'S HEMP KING BY DENNIS RENS, 1995 from his grandson, cited and with pics.

    Here is a link to Matt Rens' testimony at the public hearing on the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 Statement of Matt Rens, Representing Rens Hemp Co., Brandon, Wis.

    Here is a picture of the Fairwater Hemp Company c1917

    And I can't have a hemp post without giving a nod to Ben Masel, who passed earlier this year, who really had a knowledge for hemp history and tirelessly worked to end this unjust war.

  7. 41st Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival kicks off in Madison tonight at The Frequency on W. Main st. 5-8pm

    Tomorrow at Library Mall plaza in Madison at the intersection of State St and Lake St., come and see the full scale hydroponic grow demo, bands, speakers and other fun stuff.

    Come and support IMMLY & Madison/Wisconsin NORML in their efforts to change the law in Wisconsin.
  8. 2 first times at harvest fest:
    A fashion show:

    and a full scale hydroponic grow demonstration by Grow Maxx (Sheboygan, WI)
  9. I will be there for the parade on Sunday. Can't wait.

  10. MADISON: Despite the untimely passing of longtime festival organizer Ben Masel earlier this year, the 41st Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival showed the yearly event is not going away, but instead growing and becoming more polished. Masel organized the festival for all but its first year before losing his battle with cancer April 30. The festival is coordinated by the Madison and Wisconsin chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the Wisconsin medical cannabis advocacy group Is My Medicine Legal YET? (IMMLY).

    Continue reading on Examiner.com Harvest Fest 41 gains more ground on Cannabis Prohibition - Madison norml | Examiner.com Harvest Fest 41 gains more ground on Cannabis Prohibition - Madison norml | Examiner.com
  11. Dana Beal was released from custody of the state of Wisconsin!!!!
  12. http://www.examiner.com/norml-in-mad...-cannabis-bill

    Capitol press conference to launch new Wisconsin medical cannabis bill

    By Gary Storck, Madison NORML Examiner

    MADISON: Wisconsin medical cannabis patients and advocates will have
    something extra to be celebrate this holiday season with news that State
    Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) has scheduled a press conference to announce
    a new attempt to pass a state medical cannabis law. The press conference
    is set for the State Capitol's Assembly Parlor (2nd Floor West) on
    Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 1:00 pm.

    Rep. Pocan's office has confirmed that he and State Sen. Jon Erpenbach
    (D-Waunakee) will again be the lead sponsors of the legislation,
    LRB-2466/1, again dubbed the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act
    (JRMMA). They will also be sending a letter to their colleagues asking
    if they would like to cosponsor the legislation.

    In the 2009-2010 session, the JRMMA received an 8-plus hour combined
    Senate/Assembly Health Committee public hearing that drew hundreds of
    patients. State organizations including the Wisconsin Nurses Association
    (WNA), Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts (HOPE) and the WI
    ACLU testified in support along with representatives of national groups
    including Patients Out of Time (POT), the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and
    the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Opposition testimony was limited to
    a handful of groups who support the status quo of arresting and jailing
    medical users including the Wisconsin Medical Society (SMS), and the
    Wisconsin Narcotics Officers Association (WNOA).

    Despite the strong support at the hearing and in the legislature, as
    well as the urging of then-Gov. Jim Doyle for passage, the 2009-10 JRMMA
    died in committee without a vote.

    Advocates say Wisconsinites have been far ahead of their elected
    representatives on this for decades. Advisory referendums asking if
    state lawmakers should pass medical cannabis legislation passed by wide
    margins in Dane County (75.49%) and River Falls (68%) in the Nov. 2010
    election. Polling in 2002 and 2005 found statewide support in the
    75%-80% range.

    While the bill faces an uncertain future due to a very complicated
    political situation in Wisconsin, supporters say the need for medical
    cannabis for state Seniors, Veterans, chronically ill, people with
    disabilities the dying and others has only increased. Advocates also
    point to the additional benefits in the job creation power of
    establishing a medical cannabis industry in Wisconsin. Growth in the
    industry across the 16 states and District of Columbia where medical
    cannabis is allowed has created thousands of new green jobs and
    businesses while providing new revenue sources to cash strapped
    municipalities, counties and states.
  13. Hoorah!!! Yeah hope the walker recall doesn't complicate this...
  14. Recalling him would work on our side...
  15. Well in that case, recall for sure. But I was just worred about It distracting people from this new medical marijuana situation in madtown. Idk I just hope this works. Ima tell as many people as I can about this tho, I'm excited for it
  16. Marijuana expo coming to Oshkosh | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com

    An area pro-pot group isn't blowing smoke when it says it wants to make the drug legal.

    The Northern Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is bringing its T.H.C. (Talking Hemp and Cannabis) Tour to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Dec. 7.

    The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at Reeve Union and will feature presentations on industrial hemp, medical cannabis, recreational marijuana and drug policy reform.
    Northern Wisconsin NORML's website says the group's mission is to legalize marijuana by educating the public. The group says marijuana is an organic plant with medicinal uses that is also a safe alternative to legal drugs like alcohol and cigarettes.

    The chapter covers a large number of cities and towns in the area, including Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Appleton.

    For more information, visit NORML's website at Northern Wisconsin NORML Blog.
  17. Call your legislator and ask them to cosponsor the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (LRB-2466/1)

    Who Are My Legislators?

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