Gary Storck


Wisconsin State Journal: PUB LTE: 1969 pot bill was simple solution -- Gary Storck

August 10, 2021 - Published Jul 23, 2021 1969 pot bill was simple solution -- Gary Storck   It was great to learn that Wisconsin's 12 Democratic senators voted to support cannabis legalization in the budget. Unfortunately, Wisconsin remains mired in cannabis prohibition because the Legislature's majority party seems to see it as a culture issue rather than a failed policy most states are abandoning. But while...


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.
Marijuana Arrests in 2019 Hit Lowest Point Since 1997
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Rise & Fall of Cannabis Prohibition cited in Shepherd Express article on Wisconsin cannabis arrests

May 7, 2020 - On May 5, the Shepherd Express published an article by Jean-Gabriel Fernandez, "Marijuana Arrests in 2019 Hit Lowest Point Since 1997." Fernandez earlier published a review of my book, The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin in the February 4 edition of the Shepherd Express. Using the recently released Wisconsin Dept. of Justice's 2019 cannabis arrest figures and data from the book,...

Wisonsin State Journal: Sheriff is tough on pot, easy on virus -- Gary Storck

April 30, 2020 - The Wisconsin State Journal published my letter to the editor, Sheriff is tough on pot, easy on virus, online on April 26, 2020. It appeared in the print edition on Monday, April 27, 2020. Letter as it appeared in the print edirion:    

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Shephered Express reviews The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin

February 7, 2020 - Shepherd Express writer Jean-Gabriel Fernandez reviewed The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin and it appears online and in this week's print edition. This weekend, the Shepherd Express will be holding the first Wisconsin Cannabis Expo on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. and I will be at the expo at booth 221 with a kick-ass slide show of Wisconsin...

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Madison Magazine reviews The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin

January 31, 2020 - The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin was included in a Madison Magazine review by Joel Patenaude of 23 books written by local authors or about the Madison area:  


47 years as a medical cannabis patient Oct. 3

October 3, 2019 - Today, Wednesday, October 3, 2019 is a special date for me, marking the 47th "cannaversary" of the first time I smoked cannabis before visiting my ophthalmologist for a glaucoma checkup and discovering cannabis had the potential to save my sight from a lifetime of glaucoma. October 3, 1972 was a pleasant early fall day. The weather history says the high for the day was 63 with southerly winds...


Madison FOX 47 looks at Medical Cannabis and Opioids in Special Report

August 1, 2019 - Cannabadger was interviewed by Fox47's Michelle Carolla for a Special Report: Marijuana vs. Opioids in the fight against addiction. The report aired Wednesday, July 31, 2019 and also included cannabis bill sponsor Rep. Melissa Sargent and longtime anti-cannabis zealot Dr. Michael M. Miller MD. Below is a partial transcript of the report including my comments: Michelle Carolla: For years now, there...


Cannabadger is back online with a new post: Letter to the Editor: Gary Storck - Fitzgerald is ignoring the will of the majority on medical marijuana

May 31, 2019 - Editor's Note: Due to issues beyond our control, Cannabadger was offline for a stretch over the last few weeks. The last new article until this one was posted April 20. Thanks to the help of a good friend we were able to get back online and are now working to restore all 300+ articles published since our original launch date in March 2015. You will also notice the relaunched has a new...

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Major state media outlets focus on Wisconsin medical cannabis patients and hopes for passage

April 9, 2019 - On Sunday April 7, two long articles about medical cannabis legalization in Wisconsin were published, the first in the Wisconsin State Journal, the second a project of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (WCIJ) that appeared in media all over the state starting including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,, Wisconsin Law Journal, US News & World Report, Channel3000,...