Medical

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 224: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Sauk County cannabis case dismissed with California doctor recommendation

December 13, 2020 - Compared to 2020, cannabis was much less tolerated around Wisconsin in 2004 than today, where local ordinances frequently place a low priority on possession of small amounts. Few patients were willing to advocate for medical cannabis out of fear of legal consequences. In Dec. 2004, a Sauk County judge dismissed cannabis possession charges against Cheryl Lam, a Wisconsin woman who had spent some...
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Dec. 10, 1976: Page 136: Direct legislation in Whitewater and Mayville:
Direct Legislation

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Dec. 10, 1976: Page 136: Direct legislation in Whitewater and Mayville:

December 10, 2020 - The last few attempts to put local cannabis ordinances to a vote in WI in Oshkosh and Racine in the late 20-teens were shot down by restrictive interpretations of state law regarding binding referendums by local clerks. Things were different in the 1970s, when a number of Wisconsin cities including Madison, Whitewater and Mayville had binding referendums before voters. Passed in April 1977, only...

Medical

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 242: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 2009: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act press conference

November 16, 2020 - On Nov. 16, 2009, with Democrats in control of both houses of the Wisconsin legislature and the governor's office, Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Mark Pocan roll out the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act with Jacki Rickert on hand.
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp- 202-203: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Thompson reelected after dissing medical cannabis
Elections

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 202-203: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 1998: Thompson reelected after dissing medical cannabis

November 3, 2020 - Tuesday, November 3, 1998: Running for a fourth term as governor against Democratic challenger Ed Garvey, three-term GOP Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is slammed by the group Project Vote Smart after his campaign uses information on Garvey's support for medical cannabis from their website to attack Garvey. Thompson does not support cannabis use for any reason, saying that would send the wrong...
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 236: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 2007: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act introduced
Medical

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 236: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 2007: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act introduced

October 23, 2020 - Wednesday, October 23, 2007: The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA), sponsored by Reps. Frank Boyle and Mark Pocan, is assigned a bill number, AB550, and referred to the Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform.
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 220-221 The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Republican Health Committee chair introduces medical cannabis bill

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 220-221 The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Republican Health Committee chair introduces medical cannabis bill

October 16, 2020 - Thursday, October 16, 2003: Rep. Gregg Underheim (R-Oshkosh), chair of the Assembly Health committee and a former medical cannabis opponent, announces plans to introduce medical cannabis legislation.

History

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 265: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 44th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

October 5, 2020 - Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5, 2014: Due to construction on Library Mall, Saturday's event is held at a park on Williamson St. On Sunday, Oct. 5, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin allows the annual Harvest Fest parade up State Street to go forward without a permit. On the State St. steps of the Capitol after the march, Jacki Rickert is presented with an award.

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 241: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 39th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

October 3, 2020 - Saturday-Sunday, October 3-4, 2009: Sunday's parade up State St. for the 39th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival attracts thousands of supporters, led by a half-dozen medical cannabis patients in wheelchairs, on a cold and windy day, as the festival focuses on pending medical cannabis legislation in the state legislature.

History

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 229: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 35th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

October 1, 2020 - Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2005: Harvest Fest 35 is marked by very pleasant, summery temperatures. Speakers include three prominent California cannabis activists and the founder of NORML.

Decriminalization

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 117: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Ninth Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

September 30, 2020 - The 9th Annual Harvest Fest was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, 1979: According to a vintage promotional flier for the event, it was billed as a "Marijuana Decriminalization Rally," to support decriminalization legislation before the state legislature.  

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