medical cannabis


With hemp bill passed, where do other cannabis bills stand?

November 15, 2017 - With hemp bill passed, where do other cannabis bills stand? November 15, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit While state lawmakers finally came together and unanimously voted in both houses the same week to pass SB119, the industrial hemp bill, now awaiting the signature of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the prognosis for passage of other cannabis-related legislation this session appears dim....


Letter to the Editor: Kitchens Wrong on Pot Legalization

November 3, 2017 - Legalization, Medical, Politics Letter to the Editor: Kitchens Wrong on Pot Legalization November 3, 2017 Gary Storck Leave a comment Edit An October 27 article in the Door County Pulse by Jim Lundstrom, “Kitchens Listens: Manure, Marijuana and Mining,” discussed a listening session Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) held at Algoma’s City Hall Oct. 16. An attendee asked Kitchens about AB482, the...


Oct. 30 New Date For Milwaukee Statewide Medical Cannabis Tour Stop

October 23, 2017 - After stops in LaCrosse on Oct. 17 and Wausau and Green Bay on Oct. 18, the statewide medical cannabis tour by Rep. Chris Taylor and Sen. Jon Erpenbach will make it's next stop Monday, Oct. 30 in the Milwaukee area at the McCarty Park Pavilion 2567 S. 79 St., West Allis, WI 53219. The news comes in a revised press release from Rep. Taylor and Sen. Erpenbach notes the location and date change to...


Erpenbach and Taylor launch Statewide Tour Promoting Medical Cannabis Bills

October 17, 2017 - The following is from a press release from Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Chris Taylor issued on October 16th. The first stop is today in LaCrosse at the UW-LaCrosse Student Union. The tour continues tomorrow, Oct. 18, with stops in Wausau and Green Bay. A Milwaukee stop is planned for Oct. 26. The legislative tour is an effort unseen before as Wisconsin continues it's long debate over legal access...


Sept. 11-18 marks 20th anniversary of 1997 Wisconsin Journey For Justice

September 12, 2017 - The 1997 Wisconsin Journey for Justice was a pivotal event in medical cannabis advocacy both for Wisconsin and myself personally. Sept. 11-18, 2017 is the 20th anniversary of the week Wisconsin medical cannabis pioneer Jacki Rickert, joined by 15 medical cannabis patients along with supporters, departed her home in Mondovi to undertake a week long wheelchair Journey for Justice ending at the...


Father of medical marijuana Robert Randall testified at 1979 Wisconsin hearing

July 31, 2017 - 38 years ago today as of this writing, on July 31, 1979, the first federal medical marijuana patient, Robert Randall came to Madison to testify at a hearing for a medical cannabis bill, 1979 AB279. 1979 Assembly Bill 279 was an early Wisconsin medical cannabis bill. I took the Badger Bus up from Milwaukee where I was living at the time to attend the hearing in the Capitol’s North Hearing Room and...


Wisconsin State Journal: Gary Storck: Don't 'wait and see' on marijuana

July 30, 2017 - On July 29, 2017, the Wisconsin State Journal published my letter to the editor, "Don't 'wait and see' on marijuana." The letter was also published on their web site titled, "State shouldn't 'wait and see' on marijuana - Gary Storck." Letter to the Editor by Gary Storck as published in WI State Journal Sat. July 29, 2017.


Pot Could Solve Many Problems: Gary Storck: Wisconsin State Journal

June 11, 2017 - Here’s a letter I wrote responding to the recent introduction of state cannabis decriminalization legislation. The letter was published in the print edition of the Saturday, June 10, 2017 Wisconsin State Journal and on their website. As I note in the letter, while decriminalization beats Wisconsin’s current harsh pot laws, many other states are moving forward on legalization while we wait. Gary...


DAV Wisconsin passes resolution supporting medical cannabis access for veterans

June 5, 2017 - Disabled American Veterans Wisconsin passed a resolution supporting medical marijuana access for Wisconsin veterans with service-connected disabilities at their State Convention in Green Bay on June 1-3, 2017. The resolution was drafted and presented by members of the group, Wisconsin Veterans for Compassionate Care. The resolution was written by Steven Acheson and Kenneth L. Kuehnl, Jr., and...


70% of Wisconsin State Senators sponsor cannabis-related bills in 2017

May 17, 2017 - Updated 2017-05-30 5:46:39 PM So far in the 2017-2018 session, 24 of 33 Wisconsin state senators have sponsored or cosponsored at least one cannabis-related bill. Of the 9 senators who have not signed on to any cannabis-related legislation, all are Republicans, who hold the majority with 20 seats. Up until May 30, the group included one Democrat, 90-year old Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison). Although...