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May 23, 2012

Madison NORML Examiner: Wisconsin recalls offer voters chance to remove medical marijuana obstacles

Posted by Gary Storck
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A new article examining the implications of the June 5 recall elections for medical cannabis legislation in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin recalls offer voters chance to remove medical marijuana obstacles

MADISON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators including Senate GOP Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald are facing June 5 recall elections. While the recalls were initiated for other reasons, they offer Wisconsin voters the opportunity to remove major roadblocks to passing a state medical cannabis law.

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May 10, 2012

Madison NORML Examiner: WI congressional delegation splits 4-4 in bipartisan medical marijuana vote

Posted by Gary Storck
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Some good news even in defeat as two Wisconsin Republican congressmen join two Democratic colleagues in voting to prohibit funding of an Obama Administration crackdown on medical cannabis.

WI congressional delegation splits 4-4 in bipartisan medical marijuana vote

MADISON -- Wisconsin's U.S. congressional delegation split 4-4 on a vote Wednesday night for an amendment to a federal spending bill, H R 5326, that would prohibit the Department of Justice from using federal funds to oppose state medical cannabis law implementation. While the amendment was defeated 262-163, with 50 Democrats joining 212 Republicans in opposition, the support of two Wisconsin Republican congressman is notable.

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