I’m NORML are you? (First Video Segment)
I’m NORML are you? (First Video Segment)
Support Assembly Bill 236 / Senate Bill 237 Regarding firearms and confidentiality of medical marijuana patients.
Assembly Bill 236 is assigned to the 2019 Assembly Committee on State Affairs chaired by Republican Rob Swearingen from Rhinelander. Swearingen recently had negative public statements regarding marijuana reform archived here. Recent polling in his district shows that 63% of his constituents surveyed during the “Spring GOP Survey supported medical marijuana.
The companion bill in the Senate, SB 237 was sent to the Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations chaired by Republican Chris Kapenga from Delafield.
Under current law, when a person purchases a handgun, the firearms dealer may not transfer the handgun to the purchaser until the dealer requests the Department of Justice (DOJ) to conduct a firearms restrictions record search to determine if the purchaser is prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law.
DOJ must conduct an identical search on a person who applies for a license to carry a concealed weapon. This bill prohibits DOJ, when conducting a search to determine if a person is prohibited from possessing a firearm, from considering if the person participates in a medical marijuana program that is legal under state or federal law.
This bill also prohibits the Department of Health Services from disclosing to any federal agency the registry status of a person who participates in a medical marijuana registry program that is legal under state or federal law.
Day Three of Wisconsin NORML Social Media Storm is State Senator Scott Fitzgerald. His Facebook profile doesn’t allow posts, and he does not have a public Instagram. So, we will make this easy for him.
Please use professional language, take screenshots of your posts! Happy Storming!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senfitzgerald (Posts not allowed)
Office: (608) 266-5660
Fitzgerald has an issue with the legalization of medical cannabis in Governor Evers’ budget. When asked about support for medical cannabis reform, Fitzgerald said, “Nah, I don’t see it. I don’t see the support. I don’t support it,”
What we suggest today, open Scott Fitzgerald’s eyes with the results of 18 different ballot referendums from November. Share the picture below of those results on Twitter, tag @SenFitzgerald with the hashtag #FitzOpenYourEyes2CannabisSupport
I will be sending Congressman Tom Petri (R – Fond du Lac) a thank you note for supporting medical marijuana patients and voting YES to ending the cruel assault on medical marijuana by the federal government (Rohrabacher-Hinchey-McClintock-Farr Amendment to H.R. 5326, the Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill). Politicians who support sound public policy are awarded votes by the constituent base come election time.
If you live in the 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin (Adams, Waushara, Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Dodge, Calumet, Sheboygan, Manitowoc and northeastern parts of Jefferson Counties) I urge you to contact Congressman Petri and thank him also. The additional 7 Wisconsin Congressional Representatives stances are listed at the end of this entry. The direct contact information for Congressman Petri:
Congressman Tom Petri
Washington, DC Office
2462 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2476
Fax: (202) 225-2356
Here is a copy of the email I received from the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) as well as links to help you expedite your activism.
Dear Jay Selthofner,
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated an amendment that could have finally ended the federal assault on medical marijuana. It is outrageous that they voted to keep suffering patients away from their medicine!
However, thanks to pressure from supporters like you, your representative voted for the amendment. They need to hear from you to know the public applauds their vote and encourages their continued support of medical marijuana!
The amendment Rep. Petri voted for would have prohibited the Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of Justice from spending taxpayer money to undermine state medical marijuana laws that allow patients to safely access their medicine.
The vast majority of the public believes the assault on medical marijuana should end. Tens of thousands of you took action and it had a positive impact — Rep. Petri respected the will of voters and voted the right way!
Director, Office of National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance
Republican Gwen Moore of Milwaukee to vote in favor of this amendment. La Crosse Democrat Ron Kind joined Republicans F. James Sensenbrenner, and Sean Duffy in voting no. You can view the entire roll call for the amendment here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll238.xmlof Fond du Lac was not the only Wisconsin Republican to vote in favor of this amendment. Petri and of Appleton joined Democrats Tammy Baldwin of Madison and
November 22, 2019
For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Rep. Amy Loudenbeck Rep.Loudenbeck@legis.wi.gov (608) 266-9967
Rep. Loudenbeck Announces Rock County Office Hours Madison –
Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) will be holding office hours in Rock County to meet one-on-one with constituents.
Monday, December 16th Beloit Public Library (in one of the study rooms) 605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit 10 am to 11:30 am
Tuesday, December 17th Harmony Town Hall 440 N. Highway 14, Janesville 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Rep. Loudenbeck will have new editions of the state highway map and blue book available for free for constituents. Additional office hours will be scheduled in Walworth County in January. For specific questions regarding office hours please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep David Steffen (R-Green Bay) representing Wisconsin’s 4th assembly district and member of the 2019 Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety has a question about marijuana for you, the constituents that live within the following area:
He is a member of the 2019 Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
This committee has been assigned Assembly Bill 220 / Legal Opportunity / the legalization bill sponsored by Melissa Sargent.
So if you are not a a constituent of his you may want to approach Rep. Steffen via Telephone at(608) 266-5840 or email at Rep.Steffen@legis.wisconsin.gov and phrase your phone call or email with direct support of Assembly Bill 220 “Legalize Opportunity” and add “Please do not hold up this legislation in committee. Please hold a public hearing and put this piece of legislation to a floor vote!”
For more information on Assembly Bill 220 Legalize Opportunity please visit out website:
If you live in this district please contact us today as we need some assistance directly in his district by his constituents!
Here is the question on his spring budget survey:
Legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes has been proposed. Law enforcement, educators and the medical community oppose legalization. Which best describes your views on marijuana legalization?
I do not support any legalization of marijuana use
I support limited medical legalization only
I support full decriminalization of marijuana for recreational or medical use
Answer Rep. Steffen spring / budget survey with a marijuana question by using the following link:
What: T.H.C. Tour (Talking Hemp, Cannabis and Drug Policy Reform)
When: Wednesday December 7th, 2011 5:00 — 8:00pm
Where: University Wisconsin Oshkosh, Reeve Union — 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901
The T.H.C. Tour featured presenters and information covering the topics of industrial hemp, medical cannabis, addiction cures, recreational marijuana and drug policy reform.
For More Information, visit the following websites:
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