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January 26, 2012

Madison NORML Examiner: "Lost" permit apps scratch medical cannabis vigil at Walker's State of the State

Posted by Gary Storck
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Medical cannabis activists found lobbyists had taken their spot as a missing permit app canceled a peaceful two decade old medical cannabis vigil.

"Lost" permit apps scratch medical cannabis vigil at Walker's State of the State

MADISON -- Cannabis activists found themselves shut out of their traditional spot outside the Governor's State of the State speeches Wednesday night after Capitol Police claimed they had never received an application for a permit from the Madison chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Since the early 1990s, medical cannabis activists have stood vigil outside each annual "State of the State" (SOTS) address. The late Madison activist Ben Masel, a frequent Capitol visitor, began the tradition many years ago.

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January 10, 2012

Madison NORML Examiner: Wisconsin medical marijuana bill assigned to opponent's Senate committee

Posted by Gary Storck
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Unfortunately, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, the Wisconsin State Senate Republican Majority Leader, has chosen to assign the Senate version SB371, of the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act, to the Senate Health Committee chaired by an arch-opponent of protecting patients using their medicine. The action speaks volumes about Sen. Fitzgerald's concerns for state seniors, veterans, sick, disabled and dying.

Wisconsin medical marijuana bill assigned to opponent's Senate committee

MADISON: Wisconsin Senate Bill 371 - The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA) - has been referred to the Senate Health committee. Senate Health is chaired by Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa), a longtime opponent who famously refused to hold a hearing when a 2007-2008 session bill was assigned to the committee she chaired as an Assembly representative. The JRMMA was rolled out at a Nov. 30 Capitol press conference.

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