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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.

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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.

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 165: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: The 17th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

September 27, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 165: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: The 17th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest: Saturday, September 27, 1987: Dennis Peron and Jack Herer were among speakers at the 37th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival. Then-Gov. Tommy Thompson, who holds the state record for pot prosecutions under a governor, had his denial of a...

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": First Annual Marijuana Harvest Festival and Smoke-In

September 25, 2020 - The Covid-19 pandemic means Madison's annual Harvest Fest will be another one of numerous annual events that will not be held this year. But the 50 year duration of the longest-running cannabis rally in the U.S. is a true testament to the determination of successive generations of Wisconsinites who support cannabis law reform. My book, published Nov. 2019, The Rise and Fall of Cannabis...

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Republican state senator who voted for CBD bill had cannabis industry stock investment

August 14, 2020 - In 2016, then-State Senator Frank Lasee (R-DePere) listed an investment in Canadian Cannabis company Canopy Growth valued at between $5000-$50,000. Lasee was first elected to the state senate in 2010, serving from 2011 to 2017. Previously, Lasee served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 2nd Assembly District from 1995 to 2009.

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Town of Brookfield police return medical cannabis to California man

August 10, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin":On Friday, August 10, 2012, Town of Brookfield police returned medical cannabis to California man after Motel 6 called them to report a guest smoking cannabis in their room.

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: August 8, 1998: Dane County Drug Task Force and National Guard tout feral hemp haul

August 8, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: August 8, 1998: Dane County Drug Task Force and National Guard tout feral hemp haul:

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Wednesday, August 5, 1998: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports authorities in Waukesha County destroyed 20,000 cannabis plants.

August 5, 2020 - Wednesday, August 5, 1998: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says that authorities in Waukesha County have already destroyed 20,000 feral hemp plants this year, ten times the 1997 total.

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: August 4, 2003: Baby Luke Law introduced:

August 4, 2020 - Monday, August 4, 2003: 2003 Assembly Bill 458,the “Baby Luke” law, is formally introduced withmostly Republican sponsors and referred to Committeeon Judiciary.    

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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: July 31, 1979

July 31, 2020 - Covered on Pp 146-148 The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: On July 31, 1979, the Committee on Health and Social Services held a public hearing on 1979 Assembly Bill 279, medical cannabis legislation sponsored by Democratic Reps. David Clarenbach, James R. Lewis, Raymond J. Omernick, Thomas Loftus, Marcia Coggs, Barbara Ulichny and David Travis. I attended the hearing and federal...

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