December 2019

RIP George McMahon, Third Remaining Federal Medical Marijuana Patient

Federal medical marijuana/Compassionate IND patient George McMahon passed away Saturday Nov. 30, according to a report on Facebook quoting a family member.

On March 16, 1990, George became the fifth patient admitted to the IND program. Jacki Rickert was approved in December 1990. Interestingly enough, had I been able to locate a doctor willing to deal with the bureaucratic hurdles, I might have been approved in the late 1970s. Robert Randall and my federal representatives sent me copies of the application, but my private practice doctor was unwilling to take on such a burden.

Rep. Felzkowski, Senator Bernier Introduce GOP-sponsored Medical Marijuana Bill

Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) and Sen. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) released a bill this morning that would create a medical cannabis program in Wisconsin. The bill, long in the drafting process, is the first Republican-sponsored medical marijuana bill introduced into the Wisconsin legislature since 2005. According to the Legislative Reference Bureau analyis of the bill, " Medical marijuana must be in the form of a liquid, oil, pill, or tincture or in a form that is applied topically."