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July 24, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner: Medical cannabis legislation coming back to Wisconsin legislature

Posted by Gary Storck
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Great news for Wisconsin patients! Despite political uncertainties, it appears medical cannabis legislation is coming back to the State Capitol.

Medical cannabis legislation coming back to Wisconsin legislature

By Gary Storck, Madison NORML Examiner

MADISON: The office of State Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) has confirmed that the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA) is now in drafting. They also report that State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Waunakee) is again prepared to be the lead Senate sponsor, with Rep. Pocan again the Assembly lead sponsor. It is unknown when the bill will be ready and there is not yet any timeline on when it would be introduced.

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July 23, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner: Wisconsin NORML’s ‘Defender of Liberty’ award to Ed Thompson

Posted by Gary Storck
Saturday, June 23, 2011

Today, in Kendall Wisconsin, at "A Cannabis Fair", Wisconsin NORML/Madison NORML presented Ed Thompson with the first-ever Ben Masel "Defender of Liberty" Award.

Wisconsin NORML’s ‘Defender of Liberty’ award to Ed Thompson

By Gary Storck, Madison NORML Examiner

MADISON: Ed Thompson was awarded the first-ever Ben Masel 'Defender of Liberty' award by the Wisconsin and Madison chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) at 'A Cannabis Fair' in Kendall Wisconsin on Saturday. Dozens of attendees watched as the award was presented by Wisconsin NORML vice president Gary Storck, and Ed spoke for several minutes after accepting it. Jacki Rickert also spoke about her friendship with Ed.

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July 15, 2011

Madison NORML Examiner: Cannabis decriminalization passed in La Crosse as Council overrides Mayor’s veto

Posted by Gary Storck
Friday, July 15, 2011

Some good news to report this morning as the La Crosse City Council finally moved to override Mayor Matt Harter's veto of a minor cannabis decriminalization ordinance.

Madison NORML Examiner: Cannabis decriminalization passed in La Crosse as Council overrides Mayor’s veto

MADISON: The La Crosse City Council tonight overrode Mayor Matt Harter's veto of an ordinance that would make first-time possession of small amounts of cannabis a municipal infraction instead of a criminal offense.

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July 12, 2011

Harvest Fest 41 Planning Meeting Sunday July 17

Posted by Gary Storck
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For anyone interested in volunteering, performing, vending, sponsoring, etc. at Harvest 41 this Oct. 1-2, 2011, there will be a planning meeting Sunday. Details are below.

Planning Meeting: 41st Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival

Time: Sunday, July 17 · 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: EVP Coffee Shop 1250 E Washington Ave. Madison, Wisconsin

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125224257561513&ref=ts
Created By Wisconsin NORML

More Info: The Harvest Fest 41 planning committee is holding a meeting to continue planning HF41. If you are interested in volunteering a skill, sponsoring, vending, playing music, etc., please attend.

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