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October 30, 2010

Vote Tuesday: Dane County Medical Marijuana Advisory Referendum

Posted by Gary Storck
Saturday, October 30, 2010

Below is an update on the referendum and associated events.

Vote Tuesday: Dane County Medical Marijuana Advisory Referendum

MADISON: Tuesday is election day and voters in Dane County and the City of River Falls will find a Medical Marijuana Advisory Referendum on their ballots. In Madison and Dane County, voters will find the referendum question on the reverse side of ballots. If you have not already voted, please make note when you cast your ballot.

ONLINE POLL: PLEASE VOTE- As I write, YES and NO are tied at 50% each in an online poll on the website of the Sun Prairie Star: "How will you vote Nov. 2 on the Dane County medical marijuana advisory referendum to direct state legislation allowing marijuana possession and use by individuals for medicinal purposes if supported by a physician?"
Please vote now at: (http://www.sunprairiestar.com/main.asp?SectionID=5&TM=71402.42&PollID=107#PollSection)

On Election night, Nov. 2, there will be a Victory Party for the Dane County MMJ Referendum at the Cardinal Bar in downtown Madison, beginning at 7pm. Members of the campaign committee for the advisory referendum will be monitoring and tabulating results and expect to have the first results by 8:30pm. The event will also be keeping an eye on other state and local cannabis ballot initiatives across the country from Massachusetts to California, where passage of Prop 19 would legalize and tax and regulate adult use. The Cardinal Bar is at 418 East Wilson Street, Madison.

Finally, Madison NORML is hosting a Celebration of Cannabis election victories on Sunday, Nov. 7 at the High Noon Saloon from 3-7pm. The event will feature three bands and speakers along with NORML vending and info. The High Noon is at 701 E Washington Ave Madison. More details at MadisonNORML.org soon.

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October 13, 2010

Madison NORML Examiner: GOP WI State Senate candidate offers “unequivocal” support for medical marijuana

Posted by Gary Storck
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Good news in that Rick Richard, a Republican running for the retiring Judy Robson's state senate seat, offered strong support in a Facebook post.

GOP WI State Senate candidate offers “unequivocal” support for medical marijuana

MADISON: Rick Richard, the Republican nominee for the State Senate seat currently held by Sen. Judy Robson (D-Beloit), who is retiring, announced his “unequivocal” support for state medical marijuana legislation in a Facebook post today. Richards also promised to cosponsor legislation if elected. In comparison, his opponent Tim Cullen, a cancer survivor who is attempting to return to politics after serving as Democratic majority leader over 25 years ago, offered only tepid support in private discussions, according to the page he would 'probably' vote for a bill but wasn’t sure 'it was the answer'.

Read full article here.

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October 04, 2010

40th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival reports

Posted by Gary Storck
Monday, October 4, 2010

Harvest Fest 40 went well. Sunday's parade was spectacular! Thanks to all who helped make this happen!

Here are my Madison NORML Examiner articles about Harvest Fest.

Madison NORML Examiner: Thousands march on Wisconsin State Capitol to demand cannabis legalization

Madison NORML Examiner: Despite gray skies and cold winds thousands attend Madison MJ Harvest Festival

Madison NORML Examiner - Harvest Fest 40 off to strong start with Friday IMMLY Benefit at Frequency

Madison NORML Examiner: The first Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival: Sept. 25, 1971

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