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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: July 31, 1979

July 31, 2020 - Covered on Pp 146-148 The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: On July 31, 1979, the Committee on Health and Social Services held a public hearing on 1979 Assembly Bill 279, medical cannabis legislation sponsored by Democratic Reps. David Clarenbach, James R. Lewis, Raymond J. Omernick, Thomas Loftus, Marcia Coggs, Barbara Ulichny and David Travis. I attended the hearing and federal...

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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...
Adult use cannabis sales begin Jan. 1, 2020 in Illinois
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Wisconsin State Journal: Legal pot may reduce drunken driving -- Gary Storck

December 31, 2019 - The Wisconsin State Journal published my letter to the editor about adult use cannabis becoming legal in Illinois in their print edition just in time for the beginning of legal adult-use cannabis sales in Illinois Jan. 1, 2020. 28 stores will be open Jan. 1 with the majority in the greater Chicago area. With the small number of stores and existing shortages in the state's medical dispensaries,...

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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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Rep. Felzkowski, Senator Bernier Introduce GOP-sponsored Medical Marijuana Bill

December 11, 2019 - Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) and Sen. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) released a bill this morning that would create a medical cannabis program in Wisconsin. The bill, long in the drafting process, is the first Republican-sponsored medical marijuana bill introduced into the Wisconsin legislature since 2005. According to the Legislative Reference Bureau analyis of the bill, " Medical marijuana...

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Robin Vos says medical cannabis should only be available in pill form

October 29, 2019 - In an interview with Channel3000, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he will not support a bill allowing patients to cultivate medical cannabis, "It shouldn't be smoked. It should be taken in pill form. It shouldn't even be edible so a child could get at it." Asked what conditions his plan would cover, Vos cited terminal cancer, Crohn's disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and other diagnoses that involve...

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Bipartisan Wisconsin Medical Cannabis Bill Referred to Senate Committee Chaired by Opponent

October 18, 2019 - Bipartisan medical cannabis legislation authored by Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D- West Point), Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) today received a senate bill number, SB507 and was referred to the senate committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection. The referral to a committee other than the Senate Health committee, where previous bills were...

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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...

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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...

History

My First Medical Marijuana Public Hearing 40 Years Ago Today

July 31, 2019 - Forty years ago today, on July 31, 1979, I attended my first public hearing on cannabis at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison. The meeting of the Assembly's Committee on Health and Social Services was held in the North Hearing room. There were two bills on the docket, a cannabis decriminalization bill, AB107, along with a medical cannabis bill, AB 279. A couple years earlier, Andy Kane of Wisconsin...

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