Another fundraiser by Republican Senate Candidate Leah Vukmir was met by protesters promoting pot. The “Unappreciation Party” was a continued awareness campaign against Vukmir’s negative public stance on medical marijuana from the December 2009 hearing for Assembly Bill 554 / Senate Bill 368.
Was the protest against Vukmir a success? I think so. Anytime you create awareness about the need for reform of marijuana laws, there is success. Members of Madison chapter and other supporters to welcome Vukmir as she entered her fundraiser.joined the
Members from Is My Medicine Legal Yet? pointed out that the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act would have protected doctors when recommending to use marijuana as medicine as well as protecting patients who found therapeutic relief from using cannabis. The familiar slogan of “Medical Marijuana is Healthcare” was heard amongst the “honks 4 medical marijuana” from vehicles passing by.
At this time it is unknown if Vukmir would support a full legalization bill, but it is unlikely to matter report cannabis supporters. “The number of protesters out numbered Vukmir’s supporters, her campaign for State Senate has as much validity as her statements concerning medical marijuana” one member stated.
It was very clear that protesters prevailed by promoting hemp cannabis as an environmentaly friendly and safe medicinal resource. The future of marijuana in Wisconsin can be green and clean; we need to reform the marijuana laws. In these times of economic hardship and environmental degradation, why not allow the cultivation of hemp cannabis, one of the worlds most useful plants.