The Covid-19 pandemic means Madison's annual Harvest Fest will be another one of numerous annual events that will not be held this year. But the 50 year duration of the longest-running cannabis rally in the U.S. is a true testament to the determination of successive generations of Wisconsinites who support cannabis law reform.
Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 165: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: The 17th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest: Saturday, September 27, 1987: Dennis Peron and Jack Herer were among speakers at the 37th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival. Then-Gov. Tommy Thompson, who holds the state record for pot prosecutions under a governor, had his denial of a permit for the Capitol overturned in court before the event.