Wisconsin

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...
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....
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...
Marijuana Arrests in 2019 Hit Lowest Point Since 1997
Breaking News

Rise & Fall of Cannabis Prohibition cited in Shepherd Express article on Wisconsin cannabis arrests

May 7, 2020 - On May 5, the Shepherd Express published an article by Jean-Gabriel Fernandez, "Marijuana Arrests in 2019 Hit Lowest Point Since 1997." Fernandez earlier published a review of my book, The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin in the February 4 edition of the Shepherd Express. Using the recently released Wisconsin Dept. of Justice's 2019 cannabis arrest figures and data from the book,...

Medical

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...

Medical

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...

Politics

NORML rates all U.S. governors on pot and Scott Walker gets a ‘D’

October 28, 2016 - With elections just a little over a week away, the good folks at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) just released their first-ever “US Governors Scorecard.” NORML has assigned a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to every state governor based upon his or her comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker, who is not up...

Legalization

Why Wisconsin can’t vote to legalize cannabis

October 12, 2016 - This November citizens in nine states will be voting to legalize medical cannabis or adult use. Wisconsin will not be among them. As of June 2016, 25 states and Washington D.C. currently have some form of medical cannabis law and 4 plus Washington D.C. have legalized adult use. I recently read an article in Motley Fool that listed Wisconsin among 14 states that would likely be the last of the...

Breaking News

Updated: Dane County sheriff disputes Scott Walker pot anecdote

March 30, 2015 - Matthew Defour of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting tonight that Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney is disputing a story Gov. Scott Walker told last week at a luncheon in Arizona while the governor was reiterating his opposition to legalizing cannabis. “”Even there, the Democrat sheriff said to me last year when this issue came up, ‘Whatever you do, please do not sign the legalization of...