October 05, 2014

YouTube: Is My Medicine Legal YET? Founder and Wisconsin Medical Cannabis Act namesake Jacki Rickert receives NORML Award

Posted by Gary Storck
Sunday, October 4, 2014

Here is video of Jacki Rickert receiving the Ben Masel Defender of Liberty Award from Wisconsin/Madison NORML at Harvest Ferst Sunday. I presented Ed Thompson with the first Defender of Liberty award, which I created for NORML, at the Cannabis Fair in

Is My Medicine Legal YET? Founder and Wisconsin Medical Cannabis Act namesake Jacki Rickert receives NORML Award on Oct. 5, 2014 at the State Capitol in Madison for Harvest Fest 44.

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June 21, 2011

Video: Wisconsin Veterans need Medical Cannabis Today!

Posted by Gary Storck
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Several weeks ago on June 5, I again happened on a Memorial Day Veteran's display display at Olbrich Park in Madison. I was inspired to create this short video by the experience!

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June 18, 2009

New Legal Medicine Blues video combines different versions

Posted by Gary Storck
Thursday, June 18, 2009

After New Jersey's medical cannabis bill recently passed committee, Jim Miller was celebrating the victory with other NJ activists and began singing and playing the song, "Legal Medicine Blues". Legal Medicine Blues was written in 2001 by Wisconsin songwriter Rick Harris after meeting Jacki Rickert while performing a benefit for IMMLY click here.

The performance was captured by NJ videographer Grant Strac. Grant then interspersed the footage of Jim playing LMB with live footage of Rick Harris, performing his song for Jacki Rickert and others at IMMLY's June 7, 2009 medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison click here. Here is the result:

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June 10, 2009

Videos of IMMLY's June 7 medical cannabis vigil at WI State Capitol

Posted by Gary Storck
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Here are videos from Sunday's vigil at the State Capitol from IMMLY.org.

IMMLY's "candlelight" vigil for victims of Medical Cannabis Prohibition on June 7 at Wisconsin Capitol a resounding success!
Longtime Wisconsin medical cannabis patient/activist Gary Storck speaks at IMMLY's medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, June 7, 2009. Gary talks about the vigil then introduces IMMLY Founder Jacki Rickert in this clip from the vigil.

 




Is My Medicine Legal YET? Founder Jacki Rickert speaks about Cheryl Miller and medical cannabis at IMMLY's medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, June 7, 2009.

 



IMMLY's Gary Storck introduces Wisconsin medical cannabis patient/activist Mary Powers at IMMLY's medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, June 7, 2009.

 





Wisconsin medical cannabis patient/activist Mary Powers speaks at IMMLY's medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, June 7, 2009.

 



Wisconsin singer-songwriter Rick Harris performs his song, "Legal Medicine Blues" for Jacki Rickert and other attendees of an LED "candlelight" vigil for medical cannabis at the State Capitol in Madison that was organized by IMMLY.

 




Another view of Rick
playing Legal Medicine Bues at the vigil:

 



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June 08, 2009

Legal Medicine Blues at the Wisconsin State Capitol on June 7, 2009

Posted by Gary Storck
Monday, June 8, 2009

The vigil Jacki and I organized for Is My Medicine Legal YET? at the Wisconsin State Capitol Sunday night was a resounding success, with at least 45 folks in attendance. Patients, activists, students, everyday people held LED candles and heard myself, Jacki, Mary Powers and others speak, with a great live version of "Legal Medicine Blues" by singer-songwriter Rick Harris to conclude the event. Below is that song, and I should have videos of the speeches available soon.

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May 25, 2009

Live Legal Medicine Blues from 2007 IMMLY/Madison NORML benefit at Cardinal Bar in Madison

Posted by Gary Storck
Monday, May 25, 2009

Here is a video from the IMMLY/Madison NORML medical cannabis benefit at the Cardinal Bar in Madison on Friday, October 6, 2007. The Riddiough-Shanahan Band plays the traditional singalong version of Rick Harris' "Legal Medicine Blues". Rick Harris was inspired to write LMB after meeting Jacki Rickert while playing IMMLY's first benefit at Mother Fools Coffee in 2001. Read more about this great song click here

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May 11, 2009

Entry level activism: Handing out information on MS and medical cannabis at a Wisconsin MS Walk on May 3

Posted by Gary Storck
Monday, May 11, 2009

Last weekend we had the Global Cannabis March Madison on Saturday May 2, and then on Sunday May 3, I joined a trio of local activists for a very laid back yet productive bit of activism.

Each year chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hold MS Walks around the country. Jim Miller of New Jersey and his wife Cheryl pioneered this back in the 1990's and they hit numerous walks up until Cheryl passed from complications of MS in June 2003. Since then, Jim has continued to hand out literature at MS walks, but with little help until this year, with a bill in play in NJ.

May 3 was my first MS Walk, and I found it was as low impact as Jim had often described. Even though we had the location wrong and showed up late, we still handed out over 400 fliers explaining how to contact state lawmakers and details of the bill to walkers crossing the finish line!

This shows just how easy it is to help spread the word about medical cannabis and still have most of the day to take care of your daily activities.

The flier we handed out, adapted from Jim Miller's NJ design: Download file


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