Jacki Rickert


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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.

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.

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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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Capital Times: Gary Storck: GOP stonewalling on medical marijuana is a cruel exercise

December 27, 2019 - Below is a letter I wrote that was published by the Capital Times on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.   Gary Storck: GOP stonewalling on medical marijuana is a cruel exercise Dear Editor: Despite his repeated claims of support for legalizing medical cannabis, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos seems to be channeling his inner Leah Vukmir in stating he fears holding a public hearing on the highly popular issue as...

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Dec. 15, 2019 marks 10th anniversary of historic 2009 combined health committee hearing on the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act

December 14, 2019 - Dec. 15, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Dec. 15, 2009 combined health committee hearing on the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA).   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 since 2003. Then-Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon...

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RIP George McMahon, Third Remaining Federal Medical Marijuana Patient

December 1, 2019 - Federal medical marijuana/Compassionate IND patient George McMahon passed away Saturday Nov. 30, according to a report on Facebook quoting a family member. On March 16, 1990, George became the fifth patient admitted to the IND program. Jacki Rickert was approved in December 1990. Interestingly enough, had I been able to locate a doctor willing to deal with the bureaucratic hurdles, I might have...

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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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Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager dies, supported medical cannabis

March 31, 2018 - Sad news today with Wisconsin media reporting the passing of former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager from cancer at age 62 early Saturday surrounded by family at her home in Fond du Lac. Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager talks with Jacki Rickert at the March 29, 2004 St. Patrick's day with Frank Boyle fundraiser in Madison. On March 29, 2004, Lautenschlager was among...

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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:

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