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March 31, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner: Global Cannabis Freedom March returns to Mifflin St. Block Party April 30

Posted by Gary Storck
Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's less than a month to the Madison 2011 Global Cannabis Freedom March. Due to a change in scheduling of the Mifflin St. Block Party to April 30, the Global Cannabis March is following suit!

Madison NORML Examiner: Global Cannabis Freedom March returns to Mifflin St. Block Party April 30

MADISON: The Madison Wisconsin version of a global set of cannabis freedom rallies and marches that spans hundreds of cities around the world has been rescheduled to Saturday April 30.

The Global Cannabis March will now be held on Saturday April 30, which is the same day of the Mifflin Street Block Party, the traditional end point of the cannabis march.

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March 27, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner: Wisconsin State Supreme Court race tops April 5 election ballots

Posted by Gary Storck
Sunday, March 27, 2011

The April 5, 2011 Spring election is a big one and anyone able to legally vote should do so as the future of Wisconsin is on the line. Until citizens recapture the democratic process, there is zero chance of reform.

Madison NORML Examiner: Wisconsin State Supreme Court race tops April 5 election ballots

MADISON: Historically, spring elections in Wisconsin have yielded low voter turnout. While only a little over 50% of eligible voters cast ballots in the Nov. 2010 general election that turned Wisconsin from blue to red, spring elections tend to draw much lower. This year, because of the Republican landslide that brought Gov. Scott Walker to power, the outcomes of spring elections are of great import and turnout should be far above past spring elections.

The most important and of only contested statewide race is for justice of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. Incumbent David Prosser is facing Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg after the two advanced through a Feb. 15 primary. We had reported earlier on a pro-cannabis law reform candidate, Joel Wnnig, who came in third in a field of four.

Read full article with links and images: http://www.examiner.com/norml-in-madison/wisconsin-state-supreme-court-race-tops-april-5-election-ballots

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March 22, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner: Synthetic pot ban introduced in Wisconsin

osted by Gary Storck
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yesterday AB54, a prohibition of synthetic cannabinoids sold as Spice or K2 was introduced in the WI Legislature.

Synthetic pot ban introduced in Wisconsin

MADISON: Despite partisan acrimony that has meant metal detectors at Capitol doors and turmoil in legislative chambers, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers has emerged to sponsor a ban on so-called synthetic marijuana, K2 or Spice.

Assembly Bill 54 was introduced March 21 by Representative Garey Bies (R-Sturgeon Bay) and cosponsored by 20 Assembly reps and 8 state senators. Eight of the sponsors are Democrats, including 3 senators.

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March 20, 2011

Wisconsin hemp/cannabis/free speech activist Ben Masel battling lung cancer

Posted by Gary Storck
Sunday, March 20, 2011

News reports revealed to the world what many friends had known for weeks. Below is a Madison NORML Examiner article about Ben.

Wisconsin hemp/cannabis/free speech activist Ben Masel battling lung cancer

MADISON: Wisconsin's activist community received some sad news this week with news reports that longtime cannabis/hemp/free speech/privacy/antiwar activist Ben Masel has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.

Masel, 56, has long been a figure in Madison and Wisconsin cannabis law reform efforts dating back to the early 1970s. Masel has also been the longtime lead organizer of the Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival, held the first weekend of each October in downtown Madison. (Read more...)

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