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For more information and continued updates, please see the Milwaukee Marijuana Legalization Petition page.


For those who don’t know, on May 31st we started an official petition to get a referendum on the November ballot to legalize marijuana in the City of Milwaukee. To qualify for the November ballot we need to collect at least 27,957 *valid* signatures by July 28th.




More businesses collecting signatures!

I am happy to announce that 3 more businesses are making our petitions available!

  • Pipe Dreams (2644 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207)
  • Tess Beauty Supply (2637 W National Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203) and (275 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203)
  • Cents Gifts (901 E Center St Milwaukee, WI 53212)

 

Currently (as of June 21st) there are 7 businesses collecting signatures. If you want to sign the petition, we recommend visiting one of these locations:

East Side:

  • Closet Classics (1000 E North Ave Milwaukee, WI 53212)
  • Art Smarts Dart Mart and Juggling Emporium (1695 N Humboldt Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202)
  • Rochambo Coffee & Tea House (1317 E Brady St Milwaukee, WI 53202)
  • Green Fields Trading Co (1800 N Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202)
  • Cents Gifts (901 E Center St Milwaukee, WI 53212)

South Side:

  • Pipe Dreams (2644 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207)
  • Tess Beauty Supply (2637 W National Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203) and (275 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203)

Check out the Milwaukee Marijuana Legalization Petition page for an always up-to-date list of businesses where you can sign.




Summerfest

Summerfest starts this week, and we need all the help we can get collecting signatures outside the gates. With enough help, we could realistically collect all the signatures we need just from Summerfest!


We’re looking for dozens of volunteers to help us with this each day, especially from 5-10PM when the most people are going into the festival.


If you can help any time of any day at Summerfest, please email us, or message us on Facebook


We’ll have extra clipboards and petition forms available, so if you see us collecting while your on your way into the festival, please consider asking for a clipboard and spending some time collecting signatures with us. You don’t have to commit much time, even just 15 minutes would be a great help.




Impact of the petition

The success of this petition is very important to our overall strategy this year and the impact of this initiative will go far beyond just the City of Milwaukee. We’ll be sending a strong message – right as the election season heats up – that the people of Milwaukee, and Wisconsin, want marijuana legalized and that we are an organized group that can not be ignored. The media coverage and public discussion we will create will make legalization an issue in this year’s election and will allow us to pressure candidates to support legalization as well as mobilize voters to elect those pro-legalization candidates.


Showing that we are organized enough to pull off a successful petition of this scale will also attract support and funding to push legalization as an issue in this election. Large donors and national organizations want to see that we are a worthwhile investment, and this success with this will be that proof. Imagine funding for television ads and billboards promoting pro-legalization candidates in Wisconsin! And although our supporters are great in number, many of them are apathetic and currently believe that there is nothing they can do that will actually change anything, saying things like “It will never happen in Wisconsin”, “The government will never listen to us”, or “It’s just a matter of time, we just need to wait”. Once our initiative in Milwaukee is successful, we will show them that we can make this happen in Wisconsin, that we can force the government to listen to us, and that now is the time to push for legalization of marijuana!


So please find some time to volunteer and make this the beginning of the end for marijuana prohibition in Wisconsin.




For more information and continued updates, please see the Milwaukee Marijuana Legalization Petition page.

On May 31st we started an official petition to get a referendum on the November ballot to legalize marijuana in the City of Milwaukee! To qualify for the November ballot we need to collect at least 27,957 *valid* signatures in 60 days. To make this work, we’re going to need your help!

 

For more information and continued updates, please see the Milwaukee Marijuana Legalization Petition page.

 

WHO CAN SIGN/WHAT’S A VALID SIGNATURE?

For a signature to be valid the signer (Make sure the signer meets these criteria *before* signing, please):

 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must live in the City of Milwaukee (no suburbs)
  • Must have signed within 60 days prior to the submission of the petition (between May 31th and July 29th)
  • Must *not* be currently serving a felony sentence (jail/prison/probation/parole); felons who are *no longer* on probation/parole *can* sign
  • Must not have already signed (Duplicate signatures are thrown out, but the original still counts. So all signing multiple times hurts is our estimate of how many signatures we have)

 

PLACES TO SIGN PETITIONS

The following stores have petitions available for signing:

  • Closet Classics (1000 E North Ave Milwaukee, WI 53212)
  • Atomic Glass (1813 E Locust St Milwaukee, WI 53211)

More stores to be added soon!

 

Do you manage a store in the City of Milwaukee and would like to collect signatures and be listed here? Contact us at admins@sewisconsinnorml.org

 

WHO CAN COLLECT SIGNATURES?

To collect signatures (“circulate the petition” in legal terms) the circulator:

 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must *not* be currently serving a felony sentence (jail/prison/probation/parole); felons who are *no longer* on probation/parole *can* collect signatures.

Basically, the rules are the same for circulating petitions and signing them, except that signers need to live in the City of Milwaukee and circulators/collectors can be any US citizen.

 

For more information and continued updates, please see the Milwaukee Marijuana Legalization Petition page.

THC Tour Talking Hemp and Cannabis Logo

For immediate release:

Contact: Richard A. Martin Jr.

Phone: 920-659-2052

e-mail: ramartinjr@yahoo.com

Website: www.NorthernWiNORML.org

Wisconsin’s Hemp History Week Public Event.


Northern Wisconsin NORML presents the Talking Hemp and Cannabis (THC) Tour.

The event will include speakers, displays and printed handouts on the topic of hemp, cannabis, activism and a question and answer segment.  Learn of Wisconsin’s hemp heritage and what role hemp can play in our future. This event is designed to increase awareness of cannabis, the many uses of the plant and present safer, more effective public policies regarding marijuana. The event is free of charge and open to the public the press is invited.

 

The THC tour event will be held at the Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street on Saturday June 7th from 2:00 -4:00 pm in the Wausau Room, 3rd floor.

 

Those who wish to attend this event are asked to park at the Lower Library Lot, Jefferson Street Ramp, Federal Building Lot or the Wausau Mall Ramp due to the limited amount of parking at the library.

 

NORML does not condone or encourage any illegal activity. Questions regarding this event can be directed to Richard A. Martin Jr. at (920) 659-2052. Or visit our website at www.NorthernWiNORML.org.

 

This event is not sponsored by the Marathon County Public Library.

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Printable Version / PDF of the Press Release: Press Release THC Tour Wausau

Event Flyer with Graphic/Logo and Information: THCTourWausauJune7Flyer

THC Tour

Wisconsin reform organizations, working together, have worked to set up this goal.

We hope to gain your support in working towards putting up a billboard in the Waukesha/Brookfield/West Allis area, near districts of Sen Vukmir and Sen Lazich.

Medical Marijuana is supported by a majority of Wisconsin voters, but this medicine is being blocked by politicians. Patients are needlessly suffering. Your donation can make a big difference.

The primary goal is to put pressure on politicians who are against medical cannabis, and this is a very prominent spot for billboards, near two committee member districts. A secondary goal is to have residual effect on 2014 elections.

To achieve this goal, we are hoping to top $7500 through crowdfunding. We hope to run the billboard for 4-6 weeks before the November 2014 election.

We hope you will donate to this campaign.

The billboard will be digital, present a picture of Lazich and Vukmir with text of “Who is stopping medical cannabis in Wisconsin? Sen Lazich is… Sen Vukmir is…” It will have reference to SB363.

Your donations will be matched so donate now to double your dollars Click here to donate.

Please send questions to madison@winorml.org

Thanks,

Wisconsin NORML,

Madison NORML,

SE Wisconsin NORML,

N Wisconsin NORML

The Ben Masel Project

Wisconsin ASA

Parents4Pot

 

 

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