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November 04, 2010

RELEASE: Medical Marijuana Advisory Referendum Campaign Committee: County Landslide for MMJ Referendum a mandate for change

Posted by Gary Storck
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Here is a release about the stunning MMJ landslide in Dane County Tuesday!

For immediate release: November 4, 2010
Contact: Gary Storck 608-241-8922

Medical Marijuana Advisory Referendum Campaign Committee

RELEASE: County Landslide for MMJ Referendum a mandate for change

MADISON: On Tuesday Nov. 2, tens of thousands of Wisconsin voters in Dane County and the City of River Falls confirmed what had long been suspected: Passage of a state medical cannabis laws is something that the overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites want the legislature to do.

In Dane County, nearly 160,000 voters said Yes to the Medical Marijuana Advisory Referendum, which passed with 75.49% of the vote. In River Falls, the margin was 68%. These historic votes represent the first times Wisconsin voters have been asked at the polls where they stand on medical marijuana. The referendum campaign raised and spent virtually nothing to achieve these results. In a night that brought Republican victories at all levels, voters demonstrated that medical cannabis not a partisan issue. Green outpolled both Red and Blue.

We congratulate the winners and call on Governor-elect Walker and leaders of the incoming state legislature to make medical cannabis not just a priority but a reality for Wisconsin patients and families in 2011.


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November 01, 2010

UPDATED: Vote Tuesday: Dane County Medical Marijuana Advisory Referendum

Posted by Gary Storck
Monday, November 1, 2010

Remember to vote Tuesday f you have already not done so. Here is an update of info and upcoming events including the Nov. 2 victory party at the Cardinal Bar in Madison.

UPDATED: Vote Tuesday: Dane County Medical Marijuana Advisory Referendum

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. Information on voting in Dane County, locating a polling place, etc., can be found here: (http://www.countyofdane.com/election/)

ONLINE POLL: PLEASE VOTE- As I write, YES is at 57% and NO at 43% 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?" Thanks to all who helped get us well over 50%
If you have not yet voted, 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: Utopian Rag, subatomic and Boo Bradley, and speakers along with NORML vending and info. The High Noon is at 701 E Washington Ave Madison. More details now on Facebook and at MadisonNORML.org soon.

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