Medical Marijuana supporters rallied by the Madison NORML Chapter will give the State of Wisconsin Medical Society a second dose of medical marijuana protests. Here is the link to the facebook event and information available:
Look for us out front between Wilson St. and the Monona Terrace Center itself, also on the bike path on the Lake Monona side of the building.
The Wisconsin State Medical Society (SMS) has been a thorn in the side of Wisconsin's medical cannabis movement for decades. While doctors in clinics often discuss cannabis with patients or even recommend patients use it, the SMS has been hostile to medical cannabis, providing testimony against at every hearing held by the WI State Legislature going back many years.
The face of the Society's compassion-free position has been Dr. Michael Miller. Dr. Miller made numerous misleading, incorrect and untrue statements during his Dec. 15, 2009 testimony for the combined Health Committee hearing on current legislation before the State Legislature AB554/SB368, the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (JRMMA).
For four days in April 2010, medical cannabis patients and their supporters protested outside the SMS Fundraiser and Annual Meeting at Monona Terrace Convention Center in Downtown Madison.
This year, activists again plan to protest at the 2011 State Medical Society Conference, being held at Monona Terrace the weekend of April 7-10.
Please join us this Saturday afternoon as medical cannabis patients and supporters return for another peaceful informational picket at Monona Terrace. Activists plan to be there Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 12 noon to 3:00pm.
New research and clinical trials continue to demonstrate that medical cannabis is a safe and effective medicine whether smoked, vaporized, ingested in capsules, foods, tinctures, topical salves or other methods. It is unconscionable for a Medical Society to continue to oppose a proven safe and effective medicine used by mankind for millennia. Their position means the state's largest physician's group continues to support the current law that criminalizes Wisconsin medical cannabis and the patients who need it today - Seniors, Veterans, the Sick, Disabled and the Dying!
Here you can hear just some of the testimony.