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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 224: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Sauk County cannabis case dismissed with California doctor recommendation

Compared to 2020, cannabis was much less tolerated around Wisconsin in 2004 than today, where local ordinances frequently place a low priority on possession of small amounts. Few patients were willing to advocate for medical cannabis out of fear of legal consequences.

In Dec. 2004, a Sauk County judge dismissed cannabis possession charges against Cheryl Lam, a Wisconsin woman who had spent some time in California, where medical cannabis as first legalized statewide by voters in 1996...


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Dec. 10, 1976: Page 136: Direct legislation in Whitewater and Mayville:

The last few attempts to put local cannabis ordinances to a vote in WI in Oshkosh and Racine in the late 20-teens were shot down by restrictive interpretations of state law regarding binding referendums by local clerks. Things were different in the 1970s, when a number of Wisconsin cities including Madison, Whitewater and Mayville had binding referendums before voters. Passed in April 1977, only Madison's was successful. That became Madison Ordinance 23.20, which was recently amended by...


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 242: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 2009: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act press conference

On Nov. 16, 2009, with Democrats in control of both houses of the Wisconsin legislature and the governor's office, Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Mark Pocan roll out the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act with Jacki Rickert on hand.


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 202-203: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 1998: Thompson reelected after dissing medical cannabis

Tuesday, November 3, 1998: Running for a fourth term as governor against Democratic challenger Ed Garvey, three-term GOP Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is slammed by the group Project Vote Smart after his campaign uses information on Garvey's support for medical cannabis from their website to attack Garvey. Thompson does not support cannabis use for any reason, saying that would send the wrong message to children. Ed Garvey says sick people should be able to legally use medical cannabis....


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 236: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 2007: Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act introduced

Wednesday, October 23, 2007: The Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA), sponsored by Reps. Frank Boyle and Mark Pocan, is assigned a bill number, AB550, and referred to the Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform

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