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.  

History

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...

History

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...

Medical

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Friday, September 9, 2010: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports governor candidates Tom Barrett, Mark Neumann and Scott Walker’s positions on medical pot

September 9, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Friday, September 9, 2010: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the positions of Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates Tom Barrett, Mark Neumann, and Scott Walker on medical cannabis legalization.    

Elections

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Voting just hours before the deadline, Racine county becomes the 16th county to place a cannabis advisory referendum on the ballot

August 28, 2020 - Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Voting just hours before the deadline, Racine County becomes the 16th county to place a cannabis advisory referendum on the ballot after county supervisors vote 11-10 to place it before voters in November.

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