Money a key factor in race to legalize marijuana in Michigan

The race is on to legalize marijuana in Michigan in 2016. At least three groups are working to put the question in front of voters. But money will play a big role in deciding which of those groups actually makes the ballot. Two of the campaigns appear have financial backing from businesses and industry groups with deep pockets – while … Read More

Introduction to a Field Activist NORML Sarah

I’m a new NORML field activist in Central Wisconsin, and here’s my brief tale…. I’ve recently returned to Central Wisconsin to save money, be by family, and to focus on restoring my health. It’s good to be near family who can help support the difficult lifestyle that accompanies Crohn’s disease. After my initial diagnosis in 2006, I succumbed to countless … Read More

Three Conditions That Will Never be the Same Because Of Weed

Three Conditions That Will Never be the Same Because Of Weed 1)      1) Seizures: Due to the relatively recent discoveries made in regards to Cannibidiol (CBD) and how it can be implemented to treat epilepsy patients, I believe that the future of healthcare in regards to this sort of condition will never be the same. CBD can be used to reduce, … Read More

NORML Jay featured on Activist Agenda with Radical Russ Belville

I had the chance to be featured on the “Activist Agenda” section of the and was able to discuss with Radical Russ Belville the phenomenon of medical marijuana patients fleeing Wisconsin to live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where medical marijuana is legal.  Also highlighted was the upcoming forum on legalizing marijuana, planned events for Northern Wisconsin NORML, current public polling/referendums, a … Read More

2013 Wisconsin Cannabis Legislation Meeting produced many great ideas

2013 Wisconsin Cannabis Legislation Meeting occurred on August 5, 2012 at EVP Coffee in Madision, Wisconsin.  Members from Madison NORML, Northern Wisconsin NORML, and Southeastern Wisconsin NORML came together to discuss the future of Wisconsin’s Medical Marijuana legislation.  During the  first meeting, our primary focus was to create lists of things that we do & do not want to be included … Read More

Wisconsin Medical Society may adopt new medical marijuana guidelines

Many readers are learning about ordinance 23.20 in Madison, the medical marijuana referendum in Dane County that passed in 2010 and the 961.32 exemption in the Wisconsin Unif0rmed Controlled Substances Act and are fired up! Reports from Wisconsin NORML and Madison NORML Examiner Gary Storck indicate that the Wisconsin Medical Society may adopt the American Medical Associations recently changed (2009) guideline/position on marijuana. … Read More

Justice For All

Justice For All To some, this Day of remembrance for the crucified LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST. To some, this Day of remembrance for the resurrected LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST. To some, this Day of remembrance for all that in HIM simply just believe. To some, this Day of remembrance for Easter bunny gifts and baskets of candies. Why does the … Read More

Saint Of The Green

Saint Of The Green Some people celebrate this religious holiday by the wearing of the green. Some people celebrate this religious holiday by the drinking of the green. Some people celebrate this religious holiday by the smoking of the green. So why on St. Patrick’s Day is all this done and whatever does it mean? See Patrick was enslaved as … Read More

NORML me and why I advocate

Hello NORML world! I am thankful to all who have been participating in the NORML cause and to Jay Selthofner for encouraging me to be active in such a worthy cause. My husband and I believe in focusing on getting medical marijuana legal in Wisconsin, and hopefully someday recognized by the federal law too. Personally, I have suffered from debilitating … Read More

Michigan NORML 1st Quarter Meeting 2012

WHAT:      Michigan NORML (MINORML) 1st Quarter meeting: WHEN:      Saturday, January 14th,1:30pm (weather permitting) WHERE:    East Bay Lodge,125 12th Street, Prudenville, MI 48651 (Houghton Lake) WHO:         MINORML members and general public CONTACT: Randy Krause at (989) 366-5910 Folks, this is your opportunity to come and experience a true northwoods setting in a true northwoods … Read More

TMJ4 Sound Off’s about medical marijuana in Wisconsin

The new online forum for the medical marijuana supporters and Wisconsin Cannabis Activist ( is working well.  With almost 100 registered members since the sites launch on November 23rd the site is keeping tracks of medical marijuana news across the state and helping supporters participate in the awareness of the Wisconsin Medical Marijuana Act currently seeking co-sponsorship by the December … Read More

Activist thoughts for an anti-activist world

Since I have become a commissioned activist team member for NORML I have been flooded with many emails, mainly thanking me for my work. Something else has come up a number of times as well, the wonderful question “Can you get me some pot?” With a huge smile on my face I answer this question with sorry but I don’t … Read More

Donate to help bring Law Enforcement Against Prohibition to Wisconsin

The T.H.C. Tour, or Talking Hemp and Cannabis is coming to the University Wisconsin Oshkosh on Wednesday December 7th, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Obviously these events need to be funded and we need your help to bring a special presenter to the expo. With the introduction of the Wisconsin Medical Cannabis Act and media interest at a high point, we … Read More

Northern Wisconsin NORML Founder Interviewed about recent medical cannabis legislation in Wisconsin

Medical marijuana bill reintroduced Updated: Thursday, 01 Dec 2011, 11:17 AM CST Published : Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011, 8:38 PM CST Laura Smith, FOX 11 News MADISON – Could medical marijuana be legalized in Wisconsin? Proponents are trying once again to change the law. Legislators who introduced a new bill Wednesday say it would allow seriously ill people access to … Read More

Why I advocate for medical marijuana: NORML Kim

First off, I want everyone to know that I am a mother to a wonderful girl. She is my pride and joy. That’s why the medical marijuana reform is so important to me. I want to be the mother every little girl deserves. The mother who runs and plays outside with her. The mother that chaperones every school event. The mother who … Read More

“Antigone,” a documentary in progress, Includes Wisconsin Sentencing Hearing of Dana Beal

Dana Beal has spent his entire adult life fighting for causes from ant-nuclear, harm reduction, drug addiction cures like ibogaine, decriminalization of marijuana, medical marijuana and other issues. He is currently being treated like a criminal in a small Wisconsin town. This video shows much of Dana’s work, in order to put his current situation in context. Thanks to smokeindotorg … Read More

Ask your Wisconsin State Senator and State Assembly Representative to Sponsor or Co-Sponsor A Medical Cannabis Act

SAMPLE LETTER: WISCONSIN MEDICAL CANNABIS ACT (Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act) I’m writing to urge your support of a Medical Cannabis Act in Wisconsin.  Publicly known as the Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act, this type of act seeks to enact Statewide legal protections shielding those seriously ill patients who use cannabis therapeutically with a doctor’s recommendation from criminal prosecution.   I … Read More

NORML Meeting in Oshkosh on Tues Oct. 11th

What:  Exploratory Meeting for a Winnebago County or an Oshkosh Chapter of The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws When:  Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 from 4:20pm to 6:00pm Where: Silica Styles, 703 N Main St, Oshkosh Wisconsin Why: To help reform marijuana laws at the local and state level. There is high interest in forming a Winnebago County … Read More

Dana Beal’s Testimony During Sentencing Hearing

Dana Beal’s Testimony During Sentencing Hearing Dana Beal was sentenced September 20, 2011. This is his entire testimony that day, in Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin, more than 36 minutes of Dana putting on the record his work, ideals, thoughts, some history and particularly his dedication to getting people off of hard drugs. He will be inside for another 1.5 years … Read More

How NORML should I be?

Today I had an opportunity to take part in a deferred adjudication agreement assessment that requires I attend weekly sessions for a dismissal of the case. When the interviewers questions turned to alcohol and drug abuse. I stated emphatically I do not use alcohol in any form, toxic drugs are not part of my life either. The interview continued on … Read More

Who Are America’s Medical Marijuana Patients

Analysis by California NORML coordinator Dale Gieringer, Ph.D An interesting new study of the California medical cannabis user population by Prof. Craig Reinarman et al. appears in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 43(2) Apr-Jun, 2011: “Who Are Medical Marijuana Patients? Population Characteristics from Nine California Assessment Clinics”. Noteworthy findings:  *Medical cannabis use is higher than average among Blacks and Native Americans, … Read More

Gavel’s Stare

Gavel’s Stare Before you judge me a filthy sinner hopelessly lost and guilty without FAITH IN GOD and doomed to the very depth of hell, look at life through my eyes and you’ll without question plainly see before speaking to others how you know me oh so very well. There once was a time when someone suffering great or small … Read More

Why I advocate for medical marijuana by Steve Q (Guest Blog)

At age 14 I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression and prescribed Prozac and Desiperamine and Xanax. I was drugged out of my mind everyday of my life at that point, falling asleep in random places, having no motivation to do anything, and most noteworthy I was still depressed and highly suicidal. I saved up the medications I was … Read More

Fond du Lac drug users opting for jail to avoid probation and treatment programs

Published 11:01 AM, May. 29, 2011 by the Fond du Lac Reporter. (source) (excerpt) Some drug addicts are opting for jail time instead of battling their demons, says a local judge. Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Peter Grimm recently issued a press release expressing concern about the number of drug cases appearing in court and the need for … Read More

Northern WI NORML recognizes National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, 2011 National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day aims to increase awareness of FM and provide support to those coping with the illness. May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, a time to increase awareness of this chronic and life-altering disorder by educating the general public, healthcare professionals, government officials, and legislative bodies. Fibromyalgia as listed … Read More

Run From the Cure

For more info Learn about Rick Simpson, the man who rediscovered the cure for cancer and shared it with as many people as he could Recently while traveling from Canada Rick had his house raided again for the third time, and while Rick always admitted with pride that he had grown medicinal hemp and cured people with it… … Read More

NORML Valentine’s Day Card asks legislators to find it in their hearts to support marijuana reform.

I have not read the announcement of the National Medical Marijuana Awareness Week for 2012 yet, but in a past year it was in February and has bounced around. I say stick with a date and promote it, but that is just me.  It seems like such an important week just to pass by and it almost did during previous … Read More

We’ll drink to that – Article by Steve Prestegard

Archived for Posterity: We’ll drink to that by Steve Prestegard Originally published in Marketplace Magazine on 7-16-2010 Washington Post columnist George F. Will recalls Prohibition, and not fondly (nor should he): Daniel Okrent’s darkly hilarious Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition recounts how Americans abolished a widely exercised private right — and condemned the nation’s fifth-largest industry — in order to … Read More

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