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03-13-2014 Meeting Minutes for Northern Wisconsin NORML

Northern-Wisconsin-NORML-St-Patricks-Day-LogoThis was an informal meeting, and we did not host a video this month. Board members present: Nox, Jessie. We did not have a quorum and led an informal discussion with Rich, Gene, and the few other members who attended.

Feb 2014 Treasurer’s Report:
Beginning Bal $845, PayPal $272.41, Spreadshirt $9.71, Contributions $150.05, Expenses $334.34

2 New Members and 4 Renewing Members

Old Business:

Rich: Libertarin Party State Convention… April 12th? Neenah. Are we tabling? You speaking?

5th Annual Hemp History Week which will be held the week of June 2-8, 2014:
Rich and Gene to look at Wausau area, possible Library for this event.

Gene: Business Card Update?

New Business:

Slightly Stoopid concert March 15th, Rich Martin to update

Cheech and Chong March 20th – Jessica found and forwarded to us.

Elections in May 2014… So March we should have candidates announced and April if more than one candidate allow them to speak before the group and then elections at May Meeting.

AB 480/SB363, The Jacki Rickert Medical Cannabis Act (JRMCA), introduced in Oct. 2013 by Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) and Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton). The bill total to 19 sponsors and cosponsors.

A bipartisan bill to legalize hemp cultivation in Wisconsin, AB638, was sponsored by Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink (D-Milladore). Cosponsors include Reps. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), Nick Milroy (D-Superior), Janet Bewley(D-Ashland), Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee), Brett Hulsey (D-Madison), Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie), Mandy Wright (D-Wausau), Robb Kahl (D-Monona), Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) and Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point). Senate cosponsors are Senators Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center). AB638 was assigned to the Committee on Consumer Protection, which is chaired by Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R- Fond du Lac).

AB726, a very narrowly focused medical cannabis bill that would change state law to allow children with seizure disorders to access CBD (cannabidiol) hemp oil that is THC-free under the care of their physicians. AB726 is sponsored by Reps. Scott Krug (R- Nekoosa) and Robb Kahl (D-Monona) and cosponsored by the aforementioned Reps. Sargent, Bies and Thiesfeldt along with Reps. Debra Kolste (D-Janesville), David Craig (R-Big Bend), Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire), Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee), Janet Bewley (D-Ashland), Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh), Josh Zepnick (D-Milwaukee), Terese Berceau (D-Madison), Janice Ringhand (D-Evansville), Gary Hebl (D-Sun Prairie), Sondy Pope (D-Cross Plains), JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee), Goyke (D-Milwaukee), Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha), Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee) and Chris Taylor (D-Madison).

RECREATIONAL/LEGALIZATION BILL: Rep. Sargent, the lead sponsor of LRB 3671, there were a total of six cosponsors, Reps. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo), Terese Berceau (D-Madison), Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha), Sondy Pope (D-Cross Plains) and Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) along with Sen. Nikiya Harris (D-Milwaukee).

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