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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 117: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Ninth Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

The 9th Annual Harvest Fest was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, 1979: According to a vintage promotional flier for the event, it was billed as a "Marijuana Decriminalization Rally," to support decriminalization legislation before the state legislature.


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 165: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: The 17th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 165: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: The 17th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest: Saturday, September 27, 1987: Dennis Peron and Jack Herer were among speakers at the 37th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival. Then-Gov. Tommy Thompson, who holds the state record for pot prosecutions under a governor, had his denial of a permit for the Capitol overturned in court before the event.


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": First Annual Marijuana Harvest Festival and Smoke-In

The Covid-19 pandemic means Madison's annual Harvest Fest will be another one of numerous annual events that will not be held this year. But the 50-year duration of the longest-running cannabis rally in the U.S. is a true testament to the determination of successive generations of Wisconsinites who support cannabis law reform.

My book, published Nov. 2019, The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin, contains 76 mentions of Harvest Fest, beginning with a chapter describing...


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Friday, September 9, 2010: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports governor candidates Tom Barrett, Mark Neumann and Scott Walker’s positions on medical pot

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Friday, September 9, 2010: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the positions of Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates Tom Barrett, Mark Neumann, and Scott Walker on medical cannabis legalization.


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Voting just hours before the deadline, Racine county becomes the 16th county to place a cannabis advisory referendum on the ballot

Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History from "The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin": Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Voting just hours before the deadline, Racine County becomes the 16th county to place a cannabis advisory referendum on the ballot after county supervisors vote 11-10.

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