Sharing is caring and Jay Selthofner gives some insight into what he encountered during his field work with the general public. Known for creating and organizing , founding Northern Wisconsin NORML and running for Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010 has allowed Jay to meet a wide variety of people in Wisconsin. Inspiring the public to take action and reminding us that one person has the power to make a difference, Selthofner hopes you find inspiration in his work and thanks you for supporting the marijuana reform movement in Wisconsin.
1979 El Camino SS aka el kabong. The mobileNORML vehicle for the Northern Wisconsin Chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) is our newest activist tool and will be a great addition to the THC Tour.
The chapter will use the vehicle at events, rallies, parades, street side campaigns, car shows and we are sure it will be parked outside a business or two and used in a variety of promotions. Look for it outside on the street with occupants collecting signatures at highly attended events such as concerts, county fairs and expos.
Watch the Calendar of Events on our website for updates on where el kabong is headed: https://www.northernwinorml.org/calendar/
For advertising space, inquiries, if you have an idea for us or want to donate to help the mobileNORML vehicle to come to your location, please do not hesitate to contact us at NorthernWiNORML@gmail.com
As you may remember Governor Tony Evers was for medical marijuana and decriminalization in his 2018 election campaign. He included it in his biennial budget. Somewhere after that things got stuck. The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) held public hearings to help shape the budget. After the hearings the JFC decided to remove medical marijuana from the budget.
Evers himself is a cancer survivor and sees value in marijuana’s medicinal uses. He agrees with patients having marijuana as a treatment option. We cannot fully understand marijuana’s medicinal potential until it becomes legalized.
Governor Evers recently spoke on this topic in his State of The State Address. He reminds legislators they should represent the people. Currently medical marijuana has about 80% public support. In his address he encouraged bipartisan support for these and other bills.
In 2018, 16 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties had an advisory referendum about marijuana on their November ballots. Some of the questions were different in each county. None of these counties voted for marijuana with less than 50%.
Thank you, Governor Evers, for supporting medical marijuana.
Check out Ever’s NORML Smoke The Vote Scorecard.
Senate Democrats unanimously elected Sen. Janet Bewley, the party’s second in charge, to lead their caucus through the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She replaces Sen. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, who was elected minority leader in 2015.
In 2018 the City of Superior decriminalized small amounts of marijuana and the City of Ashland approved measures about declaring a resolution to support both medical and recreational cannabis. The then Democrat Assistant Senate Minority Leader did not sponsor any legislation on marijuana reform in 2019-2020. Senator Janet Bewley was close to failing this session in the NORML Smoke the Vote Candidate Scorecard and Voter Guide. To review her full scorecard and statements on marijuana reform, use the follow link: https://vote.norml.org/politicians/127168
Senator Bewley, of Mason, in far northern Wisconsin’s Bayfield county has represented far northwestern Wisconsin’s 25th Senate District since 2015 and has served as assistant minority leader since 2017. She served in the Assembly from 2011 until 2015.
As printed in the Waushara Argus Newspapers, Wautoma Wisconsin. Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Volume 131 No 39
The Wisconsin GOP majority removed all mention of reforming our harsh and unreasonable cannabis laws this past budget cycle. However they seemed more than happy to increase the money we spend incarcerating people in this state. Last year our corrections budget was 202.8 million dollars and in the future that price tag will be much higher. Wisconsinites in majority want cannabis to be legal on one level or another but it would seem the GOP would rather stimulate the economy by continuing to drag cannabis consumers into the system.
State Senator Dan Feyen (R) representing those of us in senate district 18 posted information related to the increased corrections budget in his July 10th Capitol Update. Senator Feyen states “this budget makes investments in the people the state has been charged with rehabilitating.” As a person who has had their life altered grievously because of our unforgiving cannabis laws, I believe I am more than qualified to pose the question; “are you serious Senator Feyen?”
Let’s call an apple an apple for a moment shall we? No investment is being made into rehabilitation. Anyone whom actually believes our corrections system rehabilitates anyone either has their head buried in the sand or they’ve never met anyone who is a product of their “rehabilitation.” Our corrections system is there for one purpose. To punish you for violating the law. I don’t for a minute believe this is about the people who are incarcerated. From where I stand this looks like the GOP buying the votes of the folks employed by the corrections system and using our tax dollars to do it. Who isn’t going to vote for the people that gave them a raise?
Wisconsin has said through a non-binding referendum we wanted cannabis to be legal. Not only legal but we want our state economy to profit from it and thrive. As a result of such we want lower taxes, improved services and an improved quality of life. Instead of listening to the voters, the GOP just invests more money into the one thing we are against; locking people up for making their own choices about their medical needs, quality of life and happiness.
During a time when states around us are expunging cannabis convictions and enjoying the benefits of legal cannabis, Wisconsin lawmakers are spending our tax money ramping up funds to prisons.
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Our NORML chapter is trying to make a difference by making micro-loans to small business owners in countries adversely affected by our drug war. Consider joining our Northern Wisconsin NORML Kiva Lending Team or even forwarding this to a friend.
We have set a goal to reach 25 new members by December 31st, 2011. Won’t you please help us reach that goal? You don’t have to make a loan right away (or at all) but we would appreciate your support as a team member either way. Read more about our goal here.
In this Group: Carmela Cristino Mateo, Elizabeth Lopez Samano, Epifania Sandoval Dominguez, Eldida Mateo Alejandro, Gloria Flores Morales, Laura Gil Florentino, Maria Florentino Hernandez, Maria Guadalupe Trejo Ramirez, Maria Del Pilar Gonzalez Vieyra, Silvia Samano De Jesus, Maribel Samano Octaviano* not pictured
This group is called “Rositas del Ocho” (The Little Roses of the Eight). The members chose this name because these ladies are from neighborhood #8 and enjoy Damask roses (otherwise known as roses of Castille). Most of the residents raise sheep. This group consists of eleven members.
Elizabeth López Samano is one of the members of this group. She is 27 years old and completed her education through the preparatory level. Elizabeth is a housewife and merchant and says that her business is fundamental to her ability to move forward and contribute to her family’s expenses. She has two sons. Sra. Elizabeth sells roasted pork tacos at the flea market every Monday. She has been in this business for eight years. Her dedication has resulted in her customers choosing her because of the good service she provides. This loan will help her buy feed for the pigs that she raises, as well as condiments she uses for preparing pork tacos. She dreams of someday having a larger establishment so that she can satisfy the demand for her product.
Read More Here: http://www.kiva.org/lend/273322