Gary Storck

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 Cannabadger.com has a new...

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, WisconsinWatch.org, Wisconsin Law Journal, US News & World Report, Channel3000,...

Wisconsin Cannabis Advisory Referendums pass easily, Evers, Kaul win narrowly

November 7, 2018 - As I predicted here, here, here, here and here, all 18 Wisconsin cannabis advisory referendums passed easily in Wisconsin’s Nov. 6 general election. The referendums got over a million votes Tuesday, sending a clear message to state officials that Wisconsin has had enough of cannabis prohibition. Tony Evers also defeated Gov. Scott Walker in a close election that was finally called after 1am. As of...

Gary Storck: Capital Times: Voters should pass pot referendums, defeat candidates who oppose legalization

October 27, 2018 - Here is a letter to the editor I wrote that was published Saturday, October 27, 2018 by Madison’s Capital Times. Letter to the editor by Gary Storck as published by the Capital Times on Sat. Oct. 27, 2018. Gary Storck: Capital Times: Voters should pass pot referendums, defeat candidates who oppose legalization Dear Editor: When I first stumbled upon cannabis as a means to save my sight from the...

The Cannabadger Guide to the 2018 Wisconsin County Cannabis Advisory Referendums

September 26, 2018 - UPDATED: 11/02/2018: The year 2018 has been a historic year for cannabis law reform in Wisconsin. On Nov. 6, sixteen Wisconsin counties and two cities, from the Michigan border to the Illinois border, from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River will vote on Wisconsin’s archaic and punitive cannabis laws. While Dane County has twice held county cannabis advisory referendums and Madison and other...

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......

Isthmus: Gary Storck: Memoriam: Jacki Rickert

January 12, 2018 - Below is an image of the print edition of an article I write for the Isthmus memorializing the late Wisconsin medical cannabis icon Jacki Rickert, “In memoriam: Jacki Rickert: Medical cannabis pioneer helped build movement in Wisconsin and beyond.” Thanks to Congressman Mark Pocan for the great quote about Jacki and to the Isthmus for carrying this story:

45 years as a medical cannabis patient Oct. 3

October 3, 2017 - History, Medical 45 years as a medical cannabis patient Oct. 3 October 3, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit Tuesday, October 3, 2017 marks the 45th “cannaversary” of the first time I smoked cannabis before a visit to my ophthalmologist for a glaucoma checkup and discovered cannabis had the potential to save my sight from a lifetime of glaucoma. This is also the 200th article I’ve posted on...

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