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Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Pp. 220-221 The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: Republican Health Committee chair introduces medical cannabis bill

Thursday, October 16, 2003: Rep. Gregg Underheim (R-Oshkosh), chair of the Assembly Health committee and a former medical cannabis opponent, announces plans to introduce medical cannabis legislation.


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 265: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 44th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5, 2014: Due to construction on Library Mall, Saturday's event is held at a park on Williamson St. On Sunday, Oct. 5, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin allows the annual Harvest Fest parade up State Street to go forward without a permit. On the State St. steps of the Capitol after the march, Jacki Rickert is presented with an award.


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 241: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 39th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

Saturday-Sunday, October 3-4, 2009: Sunday's parade up State St. for the 39th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival attracts thousands of supporters, led by a half-dozen medical cannabis patients in wheelchairs, on a cold and windy day, as the festival focuses on pending medical cannabis legislation in the state legislature.


Today in Wisconsin Cannabis History: Page 229: The Rise and Fall of Cannabis Prohibition in Wisconsin: 35th Annual Marijuana Harvest Fest

Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2005: Harvest Fest 35 is marked by very pleasant, summery temperatures. Speakers include three prominent California cannabis activists and the founder of NORML.


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.

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