Wisconsin Capitol

April 20, 2022 Medical Marijuana Hearing

Sen. Mary Felzkowski sets 4/20 public hearing on medical cannabis bill

April 12, 2022 - State Sen. Mary Felzokowski has scheduled a public hearing on her medical cannabis legislation for Wed. April 20, 2022 (Republicans set marijuana legalization hearing for April 20). While the legislature has adjourned for the 2021-2022 session, the hearing, which is being held in the Capitol's largest hearing room, should provide some interesting insight on the state of medical cannabis activism in...


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

September 25, 2020 - 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...


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...