The inside scoop from activists in Madison is that the 2013-2014 Medical Marijuana bill will be introduced by Representative Christine Taylor and Senator Jon Erpenbach on Thursday October 3rd, 2013 in the Assembly Parlor at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison at 10:30am
Although this is not official and has not been confirm by this author, the following post on the Wisconsin NORML Facebook Group indicates we are on the right track with this early information. Here is the post:
Hey , the new Wisconsin medical cannabis act is rolling out Thursday at 10:30am and we need lots of professionals there, media, this is info from a meeting today with Gary Storck, Craig Trost ( Rep Taylors aide), Kelly (Sen Erpenbachs aide) and Greg Kinsely.
Pass this on please have a good day we were asked to dress to impress!
If more information becomes available or changes, we will be sure to keep you updated. See you at the Capitol Building Assembly Parlor at 10:30am this coming Thursday, October 3rd, 2013.
Just as a reminder, support from all over Wisconsin is needed. Please contact your elected official continually regarding the topic of drug policy reform. Currently there is a support page/signature petition that activists are using statewide to increase awareness of the upcoming act, as well as document support in the districts of constituents. You are able to find this signature form on Northern Wisconsin NORML’s ‘PYO’ Print Your Own area on their website or by using the following link: http://www.northernwinorml.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Wisconsin-Medical-Marijuana-Support-Letter.pdf
Not sure who represents you in the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate, we have a link for that also: http://www.northernwinorml.org/contact/contact-legislators/
Northern Wisconsin NORML is a regional chapter for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and holds regular public monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30 until approximately 7pm in the Harmony Cafe located at 223 E College Ave, Appleton. Check the calendar of events often for updates, items to bring to the meeting and to confirm agendas. Our next meeting date is Thursday August 8th, 2013.
From 4:20pm to 5:30pm we enjoy fellowship as an informal group of supporters gathering together prior to our meeting. We meet at the Harmony Cafe in Appleton, which has food and beverages available for sale. At 5:30pm we begin our general meeting upstairs in the 3rd Floor conference room. (Just keep on walking up the stairs until you see the NORML people!)
Membership is the key to being a strong chapter and we are currently looking for field directors in Northern counties of Wisconsin to work with the Treasurer and fundraising team on specific projects, please contact us at NorthernWiNORML@gmail.com if interested in assisting.
Meetings are open to the general public and you need not a be a member to attend.
Meetings will be archived and available for viewing on the Northern Wisconsin NORML YouTube Channel.
NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ON CAMERA UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE, ONLY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MODERATING THE MEETING ARE VIDEO RECORDED.
Southeastern Wisconsin NORML meeting for members, prospective members and the general public starts at 4:20PM, Saturday, July 27th, at the OPEN LOT NEXT TO The Riverwest Public House located at 815 E Locust St., Milwaukee, WI. You are invited to join Wisconsin’s emerging leader in cannabis (marijuana) law reform.
The chapter supports the freedom to grow and distribute medical cannabis and industrial hemp as well as the responsible adult use of Cannabis. They work hard to repeal Cannabis Prohibition. They are working to reform current Wisconsin laws in all areas, however they could use some help from the citizens of Wisconsin. Despite our State Motto being Forward, we are falling behind legislatively compared to our neighboring States. Join Southeastern Wisconsin NORML any other NORML Chapter or other Cannabis Reform Organization in the State close to you and get involved with making a Bill Pass for Wisconsin! If you need help or can volunteer, yet don’t know how, just contact us anytime at admins@SEWisconsinNORML.org
It’s time to reclaim our freedom to make our own choices, fix our economy, help out patients, empty our over crowed prisons of non-violent cannabis offenders, end the drug related violence created by prohibition, stop the misinformation amongst the general public and restore moral integrity to our society in large part via the end of cannabis prohibition.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jay Selthofner, Tel: 920-410-2920; Email: Jay@SelthofnerConsulting.com
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA MIGRATION/RELOCATION RESEARCH
PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS WELCOME
Wisconsin to Michigan Medicinal Movement
Participants are needed for an undergraduate research study that is being conducted by a student/staff team specializing in geography at the University of Wisconsin Fox-Valley. We will be looking to conduct our research in the form of a single, semi-structured interview with medical marijuana patients and caregivers; mainly those who migrated internally for political-medicinal relief.
By studying the migration of medical marijuana patients to Michigan, we hope to contribute our results to the discussion on marijuana law reform, as well as the geography of health related circumstances in general. Participation in this study will provide researchers with the information necessary to examine the factors leading to interstate medical migration for access to marijuana, as well as the various cultural, social and economic impacts resulting from the choice to relocate.
Participants will never be identified in this study ever, in any way, any time – except by a participant identification number – and will remain completely anonymous in perpetuity. Benefits for participants include personal reflection and scientific contribution, and indirectly it could allow the patients to move back into Wisconsin if the research convinces legislators to move forward on policy formation regarding the medicinal uses of marijuana.