Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act

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...

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....

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...

Leah Vukmir tops list of anti-pot Wisconsin lawmakers not returning in 2019

February 10, 2018 - Longtime anti-cannabis zealot State Sen. Leah Vukmir's time at the Wisconsin Capitol is rapidly winding down and the longtime senate health committee chair will soon gavel to a close her final health committee hearing. But despite serving as health committee chair in both the Assembly and Senate, Vukmir steadfastly refused to hold a hearing on medical cannabis legislation despite overwhelming...

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:

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...