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August 28, 2010

Madison NORML Examiner: River Falls City Attorney reviewing MMJ Advisory Referendum signatures

Posted by Gary Storck
Saturday, August 28, 2010

More info on the River Falls Advisory Referendum.

River Falls City Attorney reviewing MMJ Advisory Referendum signatures

MADISON: The River Falls Journal is reporting that City Clerk Lu Ann Hecht confirmed she had received the petition several days prior to the 60-day deadline and that it had the more than the required number of signatures.

The Journal says Hecht has forwarded the petition to the city attorney for interpretation who will determine if it warrants a direct-legislation referendum or an advisory referendum. Next, the City Council will decide whether to add the question to the ballot or not. Referendum campaign organizer Robert Hughes is a River Falls City Council member.

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August 26, 2010

Madison NORML Examiner: River Falls Wisconsin medical marijuana advisory referendum backers file signatures

Posted by Gary Storck
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Good news as it appears the NW Wisconsin city of River Falls will be joining Dane County in holding an advisory referendum on medical cannabis this Nov. 2!

River Falls Wisconsin medical marijuana advisory referendum backers file signatures

MADISON: A River Falls alderman who has been coordinating a campaign to gather enough signatures to place a medical marijuana advisory referendum before City voters this Nov. 2 reports they have enough signatures to make the ballot.

Read complete article here.

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August 21, 2010

Madison NORML Examiner: Alleged cartel pot grows in Northern WI just another sign prohibition only makes things worse

Posted by Gary Storck
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Below is my latest essay for Madison NORML Examiner!

Alleged cartel pot grows in Northern WI just another sign prohibition only makes things worse

August 21st, 2010 12:44 am

MADISON: Law enforcement and news sources have linked last weeks 200-officer raid on more than ten marijuana grows on public lands in NE Wisconsin to Mexican drug cartels. Meanwhile, before the dust from what TIME called a “pot megafarm” had settled, another national forest grow was located. Marinette County Sheriffs reported deputies found more than 3,000 plants on another grow on Aug. 17.


In Mexico, with over 28,000 already dead in cartel related violence triggered by drug prohibition, President Felipe Calderon has now proposed a debate on the legalization of drugs. Calderon's predecessor, Vicente Fox, declared that since prohibition strategies had failed, Mexico should consider legalizing "the production, sale and distribution of drugs."

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August 18, 2010

Madison NORML Examiner: Ten things that would be different had Wisconsin passed a medical marijuana law

Posted by Gary Storck
Wednesday, August 18, 2019

Below is my 80th Madison NORML Examiner article<. When I started writing them last November, I never expected it to be a regular thing. But, it's been a good venue to get out information, both new and historical, on cannabis and WI.

Ten things that would be different had Wisconsin passed a medical marijuana law

* August 18th, 2010 12:12 pm

Madison NORML Examiner
Photo: Gary Storck

MADISON: A year ago, it seemed like nothing could stop Wisconsin from being the next medical marijuana state. A state of the art bill was being written. The bill had the support of the Governor and powerful leaders in both houses.

Despite all this, a lack of political courage and political will left the JRMMA in the legislative dustbin once again, crushing the hope that had been given back to long suffering state patients and families.

Below is a list of 10 things that would be different in Wisconsin had the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (AB554/SB368) passed this session.

One: Jacki Rickert and thousands of WI patients would have their medicine

Jacki Rickert, namesake of the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act, would finally get a big YES to the question she has been asking for so many years, “Is My Nedicine Legal YET?”. Jacki, who was approved for federal medical marijuana supplies in Dec. 1990 but never supplied, was counting on state lawmakers to make good on a lifetime of broken promises from everyone from Bill Clinton on down. Not only Jacki, but thousands and thousands of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable, most hurting citizens would finally have safe and legal access to cannabis. Many would be getting it for the first time because they could not or would not access the cannabis black market. The people affected, seniors, veterans, disabled people, terminally ill, chronically ill, all have families and friends would all feel better knowing their friends and loved ones burdens and struggles had been eased.

Read the full article with links and photo: Ten things that would be different had Wisconsin passed a medical marijuana law

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