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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul discusses his support for legalizing medical cannabis

February 12, 2019 - Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul discussed his support for legalizing medical cannabis on WTMJ on Monday, February 11 in his response to a question from WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay on WTMJ’s Wisconsin Afternoon News Monday: http://www.wtmj.com/shows/wisconsins-afternoon-news/obamacare-red-flag-l.... WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay: “You’ve been an advocate of legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin. What...

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Senator Patrick Testin appointed chair of Wisconsin Senate Health Committee

December 17, 2018 - Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has announced state senate committee chairmanships for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative session. In a move that could be a game-changer, Fitzgerald appointed Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) to chair the Senate Health Committee, a position long held by Sen. Leah Vukmir, who gave up her state senate seat in a losing bid for the U....

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Looking back at Wisconsin 2009 joint committee hearing on medical cannabis

December 15, 2018 - In Nov. 2008, Democrats swept into power in Wisconsin, gaining control of both houses of the state legislature with incumbent Gov. Jim Doyle already holding down the executive branch. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Waunakee) were the sponsors of Assembly Bill 554/Senate Bill 368, the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA). With Democrats chairing both health committees...

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UPDATED: Racine and Lincoln make 16 counties approving Nov. 6 cannabis advisory referendum

August 28, 2018 - UPDATED: 2018-08-29 2:30:52 PM BREAKING: Make that 16 counties. Cannabadger has just learned Lincoln County passed a medical cannabis advisory referendum Aug. 21 as well as Racine County passing one Aug. 28. Here are the minutes from the Lincoln County 8/21 board meeting at which it was approved by a voice vote with 22 members present. (Map below updated) Just hours before the deadline to get on...

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Could Wisconsin's "Right to Try" bill apply to medical cannabis?

March 13, 2018 - UPDATE: 15:33:16 PM 2018-03-31: On Wednesday, March 27, Gov. Walker signed Senate Bill 84, which was then published as 2017 Wisconsin Act 165. The Marijuana Majority's Tom Angell, writing today in Forbes about federal Republican-backed "Right to Try" legislation, "GOP Leaders' Bill Could Let Patients Use Medical Marijuana", suggests the bill now before Congress, H.R.878, includes certain provisions...

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Letter: Gary Storck: WI State Journal: Let people who are in pain try cannabis

March 2, 2018 - Here is my letter to the editor, "Let people who are in pain try cannabis," as published in the print edition of the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday, March 2, 2018. The letter was also published on the State Journal site on Madison.com, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, under the title, "GOP should let people in pain try pot."https://madison.com/wsj/opinion/letters/gop-should-led-people-in-pain-tr......

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Remembering Wisconsin medical cannabis advocate Jacki Rickert 1951-2017

December 28, 2017 - The medical cannabis community in Wisconsin and beyond, along with family and friends, is grieving with the news that Wisconsin medical cannabis pioneer and warrior Jacki Rickert passed away in the early morning hours of Dec. 26 at UW Hospital in Madison after a long illness. Jacki in New Brunswick, New Jersey in October 2000 for a protest at Al Gore’s campaign office protesting his flip against...

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Oct. 30 New Date For Milwaukee Statewide Medical Cannabis Tour Stop

October 23, 2017 - After stops in LaCrosse on Oct. 17 and Wausau and Green Bay on Oct. 18, the statewide medical cannabis tour by Rep. Chris Taylor and Sen. Jon Erpenbach will make it's next stop Monday, Oct. 30 in the Milwaukee area at the McCarty Park Pavilion 2567 S. 79 St., West Allis, WI 53219. The news comes in a revised press release from Rep. Taylor and Sen. Erpenbach notes the location and date change to...

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Erpenbach and Taylor launch Statewide Tour Promoting Medical Cannabis Bills

October 17, 2017 - The following is from a press release from Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Chris Taylor issued on October 16th. The first stop is today in LaCrosse at the UW-LaCrosse Student Union. The tour continues tomorrow, Oct. 18, with stops in Wausau and Green Bay. A Milwaukee stop is planned for Oct. 26. The legislative tour is an effort unseen before as Wisconsin continues it's long debate over legal access...

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Sept. 11-18 marks 20th anniversary of 1997 Wisconsin Journey For Justice

September 12, 2017 - The 1997 Wisconsin Journey for Justice was a pivotal event in medical cannabis advocacy both for Wisconsin and myself personally. Sept. 11-18, 2017 is the 20th anniversary of the week Wisconsin medical cannabis pioneer Jacki Rickert, joined by 15 medical cannabis patients along with supporters, departed her home in Mondovi to undertake a week long wheelchair Journey for Justice ending at the...

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