UPDATED: 2017-04-14: 6:09:18 PM: On April 13, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was formally presented Senate Bill 10, legalizing possession of CBD oil in Wisconsin for medical use with a note from a physician. Once formally presented, the governor then has 6 business days to sign a bill into law. The Racine Journal Times and other media report Gov. Walker is scheduled to sign SB10 Monday in Burlington at 1:50 p.m. at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave.
Here’s my latest letter in the Cap Times. I guess with my reference to the Madison Ord. 23.20 anniversary, I assumed it might get published closer to the anniversary date. But it came out March 25 and I didn’t spot it at the time.
Gary Storck: Monona shows courage on cannabis
Mar 25, 2017
Dear Editor: Monona Mayor Bob Miller and the three alders he joined in voting to repeal penalties for adult possession of small amounts of cannabis in the city showed real courage.
Ever since I became aware of Madison Ordinance 23.20, “Regulations concerning marijuana and cannabis,” the binding referendum passed by Madison voters in April 1977, I’ve wanted to know more about its history and how it came to be.
Madison NORML flier from Ord. 23.20 30th birthday party in 2007. (Cannabadger.com)
In 2007, I put together a 23.20 30th birthday party as then-president of Madison NORML. To prepare for a power point presentation, I scoured old newspaper microfiche and Madison city council records to create a timeline.