47th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest 2017
Sept 29-30 and Oct 1
47th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest 2017
Sept 29-30 and Oct 1
Reports are flying in that the JRMMA, or Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act is back in drafting with Wisconsin Legislators. Until an official bill number is released, we urge supporters of marijuana reform to continue to contact their elected officials and subscribe to our blog for further updates as they become available. Currently the Northern Wisconsin NORML Chapter is in the process of canvasing and creating public awareness in theA Signature Drive Contest is planned in conjunction with the .area.
Oshkosh has been selected for a street side awareness campaign for the support of marijuana reform. We expect to see the usual signs out and about “HONK FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA”, “MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS HEALTHCARE” and “HEMP IS JOBS”, but will there be a clever one that grabs the attention of our judge. What? A judge…well that must mean there is a contest, right?Green Man
A special treat will be had as Oshkosh and Fox Valley supporters team up with NORML Jay and Green Man. Only in town for a short time, Green Man is an awareness figure known throughout the universe and will eventually bring peace and harmony to us all with his cannabis message. Or maybe he is just goofy and we will have a ton of fun. The crew is meeting up in Oshkosh at the Target, near the EAA grounds, so drive careful. We plan to meet and begin at 4:20pm and will last an hour or two….so show up on time for once! (you know who…and if you don’t—-I am talking to you ZAC!)Previous Best Sign Contest Winner, which also was used as a popular facebook groups profile picture.
Oh yeah, the contest…almost forgot. The Best support hemp, marijuana, cannabis, drug policy reform sign at tomorrows rally in Oshkosh as judged by Green Man can take their pick out of bag of goodies. HEY…not that bag…I meant our stash of stuff…no, our support gear…yeah, that’s it…just show up, bring a friend and bring two signs, we will have a camera, but bring a camera also, just in case.
If you cannot join in, please organize your own local street side awareness campaign for tomorrow sometime. It does not have to be big, it does not have to be long, just get out there! Remember to take a camera along and come back to Northern Wisconsin NORML facebook page and post a picture or video of your group and a great still picture of your awareness sign for the contest! We hope this spurs some activity and if we can will try to reward all those who participate or do stuff like this again, and again, and again. Maybe we can try a final best picture contest of all the signs made, we can put it up on the blog and let you vote! So stay tuned and make sure you post your pictures on the Northern Wisconsin NORML Facebook Page.
Thanks for all your support, we hope to come to your town soon, Green Man and all!End the Dark Ages of Prohibition Man and Green Man
As always, leave your marijuana at home, bring and receive positive marijuana propaganda, not paraphernalia or pot. Thank you and this has been a public service announcement that should make common sense. More common sense and good stuff to remember in NORML Comic Style HERE and HERE. C-YA!
WHAT: Free Concert in the Park -SNOWED OUT & Venue moved to Christianos Pizza
WHEN: April 20, 2011 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm
WHERE: W1917 Hwy 23, Green Lake Wisconsin 54941 Christianos Pizza (not affected by hwy 23 detour)
This will be the second annual Free 420 Concert in the Park hosted by the Northern Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Due to the unexpected snow, the Free Concert in the Park has been moved to a new location. Christianos Pizza, W1917 Hwy 23, Green Lake (not affected by detour). We still expect A Royal Clark and Dave Sky, along with an Ojibwe singer/drummer. We will be warm, dry and among good people…please help spread the word on the new location and see you there! At Christianos Pizza in Green Lake.
We had planned to help bring Green Lake Wisconsin alive with the one of the first spring outdoor concert events of the year. Instead we will either be digging out, driving in slush, fighting snow and the elements to get to an indoor venue thanks to Christianos Pizza. Our plans are now mixed up, but still on and the entertainment of the rock n roll band A Royal Clark will be featured.
An impromptu acoustical performance from local musicians was expected in the park prior to the kick of the event. The return of Al “Goodheart” Baker, sacred carrier of Ojibwe song and drum may still be included in the event. Of course we want to respect the venue and remind participants that this is not Madison and filling the air with cannabis smoke is not allowed.
We had planned also to see fire of a different kind when joined by artists spinning and breathing fire. These performers generally juggle, dance, and twirl to entertain us in a very unique way. Snow and fire? We definitely could use the heat in Wisconsin right now.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase directly from the venue. We are unsure at this time how many vendors are still planning on attending.
NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO ATTEND and the event is free. Our meetings are open to the general public, supporters and members alike. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com or visit www.NorthernWINORML.org for more information.
W1917 State HWY 23
Green Lake, WI 54941
Thank you for the allowing the use of your venue!
Northern Wisconsin NORML is a regional chapter for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and holds regular public monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:30 until approximately 7pm in the Harmony Cafe located at 223 E College Ave, Appleton. Check the calendar of events often for updates, items to bring to the meeting and to confirm agendas. Our next meeting date is Thursday July 11th, 2013.
From 4:20pm to 5:30pm we enjoy fellowship as an informal group of supporters gathering together prior to our meeting. We meet at the Harmony Cafe in Appleton, which has food and beverages available for sale. At 5:30pm we begin our general meeting upstairs in the 3rd Floor conference room. (Just keep on walking up the stairs until you see the NORML people!)
Membership is the key to being a strong chapter and we are currently looking for field directors in Northern counties of Wisconsin to work with the Treasurer and fundraising team on specific projects, please contact us at NorthernWiNORML@gmail.com if interested in assisting.
Meetings are open to the general public and you need not a be a member to attend.
Meetings will be archived and available for viewing on the Northern Wisconsin NORML YouTube Channel.
NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ON CAMERA UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE, ONLY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MODERATING THE MEETING ARE VIDEO RECORDED.
WHAT: Baked Sale “Pie By The Slice”
WHERE: From The Land Festival in Green Lake
WHEN: Sat Oct 27th (10-4) and Sun 28th (10-3)
WHO: Open To Public
Northern Wisconsin NORML is having a “Baked Sale”. The chapter will have a Pie By The Slice Booth at the From The Land Festival in Green Lake on October 27th and October 28th, 2012.
Please visit www.FromTheLandFestival.com for complete details of the festival, including other food vendors, artisans, speakers and directions to the event.
Northern Wisconsin NORML is a regional chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws that meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The chapter holds regular meetings at the Harmony Cafe, 223 E College Ave in downtown Appleton. The chapter also conducts outreach meetings throughout the state and has field activists located in multiple counties. Events, meetings, rallies, marches, protests and other items come up often. Make sure you follow our blog articles and check the.
On the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4:20pm to 5:30pm we enjoy fellowship as an informal group of supporters gathering together prior to our meeting. We meet at the Harmony Cafe in downtown Appleton, which has food and beverages available for sale.
At 5:30pm we begin our general meeting, which is accepted to last until 7:00pm, sometimes finishing early, but we have the room reserved up till 8pm in case we need to go longer to accommodate for guest speakers and the unexpected. How long the meeting really lasts is up to you and the others who attend. Our chapter is there to serve you.
Meetings are open to the general public and you need not be a paying member to attend. Meetings are also broadcast over via Google + Hangouts. DON’T WORRY, IT IS ONLY THE MODERATORS, NOT THE AUDIENCE THAT IS ON CAMERA! We will begin broadcasting during the formal portion of the meeting and once we go live will post the link on the Northern Wisconsin NORML Official Facebook Page.
Please consider joining our chapter (), print some membership forms, gather support locally through a membership drive and bring the memberships back to the meeting! The chapter also has a “Print Your Own” center with forms and a variety of state and federal bills, talking points, sample support letters and links/widgets to find your legislators to contact.
The chapter has been surprising activists and attendees of meetings with rewards and giveaways, so you never know exactly what you might win or wear home from a Northern Wisconsin NORML Meeting.
Membership is the key to being a strong chapter and we are currently looking for field directors to work with the Treasurer and fundraising team on specific projects, please contact us at NorthernWiNORML@gmail.com if interested in assisting with this or any project.
Is the redistricting of the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly districts have you confused on exactly who represents you? Well join the crowd.
I have not read about Republican Kevin Petersen from Waupaca nor any listening sessions announced for the 40th State Assembly District this spring. The new district boundaries of the 40th assembly district includes Poy Sippi, my hometown, which was previously in assembly district 41, as was a majority of Waushara County. Perhaps I missed the announcement of Kevin Petersen’s Listening session, but plan to follow up, again. Waushara County is still partly in Senate District 14, the largest city in the county Wautoma and a few townships will now fall in the .
But the 2012 spring listening session has already begun in Senate District 14 for me, with Assembly District 41 Representative Republican Joan Ballweg’s listening sessions completed in March. During the Green Lake listening session, I did have a chance to visit with her and personally invited Rep. Ballweg to the NORML Potluck Picnic with the Wisconsin State DNR during Free Fishing Weekend (June 4-5) Wisconsin.
I believe Democrat Fred Clark held listening sessions in March in State Assembly District 42, which has changed a great deal as reflected below in Senator Olsen’s listening session locations and guest? Yes, it looks like Republican Assembly Representative from District 47 Keith Ripp (Lodi) has claimed his turf and will be with Olsen during these listening sessions. Did we just identify the guy who is going to run as the Republican in district 42? I think so.
The “Back Room” of the Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library has been home to some marijuana conversations with Rep. Keith Ripp in the past. During the 2009-2010 session, a former US Marine Sergeant who had served three tours in Iraq, Erin Silbaugh, repeatedly contacted Ripp to support the current Medical Marijuana Act in Wisconsin. The Madison NORML Examiner also reported that open records requests have established that contacts with Ripp’s office were overwhelmingly supportive of medical marijuana. It seems Rep. Ripp shrugged his shoulders to more than just one constituent and on the issue of hemp cannabis, Rep. Keith Ripp cannot be listed as a supporter. Silbaugh can be listed as a supporter and has gone on to continue with his activism in many ways, including op-ed letters, being a featured speaker the THC TOUR – Lodi Expo which also took place at the Lodi Library and creating the Facebook Page .
A great deal of hemp history is found in the district, as a veteran of another kind reported in the same article that Ripp first won election to the seat in 2008 by a 30-vote recount over Eugene Hahn, a long time representative, GOP moderate, a supporter of industrial hemp and medical cannabis. As far as constituents supporting medical marijuana, open records were pulled and a medical marijuana referendum was conducted in 2010 for areas in his district falling in Dane County. The medical marijuana referendum passed, with a higher percentage of approval than Rep. Keith Ripp himself.
Onto Senator Luther Olsen, here is a copy of the listing as I received it from via email from Senator Luther Olsen:
I will be holding several listening sessions over the next couple of weeks. I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to share any thoughts and concerns you may have about state government. Below you will find a list of the office hours I have currently scheduled, more will possibly be added in the future.
Thursday, April 5th
3 PM – 4 PM
Ripon Public Library – Nash Room
120 Jefferson Street, Ripon
Monday April 9th
12 Pm – 1 PM
Montello Public Library – Meeting Room
128 Lake Court, Montello
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Lake Delton Administration Building
50 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South, Lake Delton
Tuesday April 10th – These office hours will be held with Rep. Keith Ripp
11:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Lodi Woman’s Club Public Library – Back Room
130 Lodi Street, Lodi
2 PM – 3 PM
N1894 Hwy 73, Markesan
North Junction of Hwy 73 & 44
Wednesday April 11th – Held with Rep. Keith Ripp
1 PM – 2 PM
Poynette Village Hall – Downstairs Meeting Room
106 S Main St, Poynette
Listening sessions are a great way for constituents to share their ideas and experiences with me so I can make the best decisions possible when I’m in Madison. I hope to see you at one of these locations.