Firty Years a Medical Marijuana Patient in Wisconsin
Medical

Fifty years a medical cannabis patient in 2022

January 12, 2022 - This Oct. 3, I'll be marking 50 years as a medical cannabis patient in America, and as a Wisconsin resident, that has meant a half century on the front lines of the war on drugs. It was on Oct. 3, 1972. I was a 17-year old high school senior born with glaucoma. For 17 years I suffered eye pain and sensitivity and vision loss. Even after diagnosis as a small child, conventional medications were not...
Robin Vos out of his mind on marijuana
Politics

Video: Robin Vos out of his mind on marijuana

January 2, 2022 - Below is a 43 second video of WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Upfront in 2019 bloviating about the alleged horrors of WI Fov. Tony Evers' support of cannabis legalization.    
Wisconsin Republicans aren't serious about cannabis legalization
Decriminalization

Wisconsin State Journal: PUB LTE: GOP isn't serious about legalizing pot -- Gary Storck

December 30, 2021 - After hearing about this proposal, now numbered Senate Bill 790, I couldn't help but feel uncomfortable with a proposal that took away local control and undid years and years of efforts to lower local penalties. I labored long over this letter, finally getting it to the point where I felt it was ready for submission to the WSJ. Dear Editor, Current Wisconsin law against cannabis dates to 1972....
Cannabadger.com - The Intersection of Cannabis and Wisconsin since 2016

Cannabadger.com - The Intersection of Cannabis and Wisconsin since 2016

November 25, 2021 - When I created this site back in March 2016, my goal was to create a news site that was the intersection of cannabis and Wisconsin, and although I've had to take it easy due to health issues the last few years, I think my coverage in those first few years through 2018-2019 met that goal. I asked a friend to make me some graphics illustrating this concept in May 2015, and chose the one pictured,...
Reps. Shotwell and Ortiz-Velez at press conference
Decriminalization

Bipartisan proposal to decriminalize up to 28 grams of cannabis introduced Thursday, Nov. 16, 2021 at WI Capitol

November 16, 2021 - A statewide bipartisan cannabis decriminalization bill was announced today at the State Capitol. Downside is if adopted, which I see as unlikely, it would standardize fines for up to 28 grams statewide, meaning that high-population locales like Dane County, Milwaukee County and other places that have adopted low or nominal penalties would have to charge at the state level with higher penalties....
Madison resident Gary Storck inhales marijuana vapor to treat glaucoma in his apartment on March 20, 2019. Storck says he believes cannabis legalization won't happen in Wisconsin under current Republican control at the state Capitol. Coburn Dukehart/Wisco
Medical

Medical cannabis & gerrymandering in WPR's 'Mapped Out' podcast series

October 27, 2021 - Wisconsin Public Radio's 'Mapped Out' podcast series from Bridgit Bowden and Shawn Johnson has been looking at legislative and gerrymandering in Wisconsin: "WPR’s award-winning reporters Shawn Johnson and Bridget Bowden conducted dozens of interviews, pored over hundreds of court records, and reviewed hours of archived audio from hearings, speeches and protests to bring you the new podcast series...
Wisconsin wants medical marijuana -- Gary Storck
Medical

Wisconsin State Journal: PUB LTE: Wisconsin wants medical marijuana -- Gary Storck

September 24, 2021 - Wisconsin wants medical marijuana -- Gary Storck Sep 24, 2021 I was born with glaucoma, and it stole much of my sight when I was still very young. I'd read news articles about federal studies at UCLA that found marijuana could treat glaucoma. So on Oct. 3, 1972, I decided to start my own single subject study of cannabis for glaucoma by medicating before a glaucoma checkup. My eye doctor, who had...

Politics

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...
Gerrymandering prevents legal pot -- Gary Storck
Politics

Wisconsin State Journal: Letter: Gerrymandering prevents legal pot -- Gary Storck

February 10, 2021 - My LTE about Gov. Evers proposal to legalize cannabis via the state budget: https://madison.com/wsj/opinion/letters/gerrymandering-prevents-legal-po... Thanks to Gov. Tony Evers for his commitment to legalizing cannabis in Wisconsin, as reported in Monday's article, "Evers: Legalize and tax it." Evers is unique among Wisconsin's governors in that he is the very first to put the power of his...
Wisconsin Republicans circulating cannabis decriminalization bill
Decriminalization

Wisconsin Republicans circulating cannabis decriminalization bill

February 8, 2021 - Senator Kathleen Bernier (R - Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Shae Sortwell (R - Two Rivers) are circulating legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of cannabis. Bernier, now the Senate Majority Caucus Vice-Chair, has been supportive of previous decriminalization proposals in previous sessions, as has Sortwell. The proposal calls for a $100 civil forfeiture for possessing not more than 10...

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