On February 3, 2020, the Milwaukee Press Club hosted a panel discussion with professionals and politicians to discuss the ongoing debate surrounding the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and whether the Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Tony Evers should approve it. Panelists include: Cecilia J. Hillard, Associate Dean for Research and Director of Neuroscience Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin; Angela Janis, state of Wisconsin psychiatrist and former chief medical officer at LeafLine Labs in Minnesota; and Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison).
At our July 2011 meeting for the Northern Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws our chapter publicized and gave away a copy of. The chapter gave away another copy at the in Appleton and plan to give one away at their first booth/table during the 41st Annual Great Midwestern Marijuana Harvest Festival. Make sure you come down and say ‘high’ to the crew in Madison…or better yet, volunteer to help with the Harvest Fest Booth (email NorthernWiNORML@gmail.com and tell us how you would like to help..thanks!)
Afterfrom Northern Wisconsin NORML, a couple lucky members of the group also received copies of and a copy of Hoam Rogh’s Satan’s Smoke (now known as The Case Of U.S. v. Yerbas). Lucky devils.
We hope to see you at one of our meetings and events!
WHAT: Baked Sale “Pie By The Slice”
WHERE: From The Land Festival in Green Lake
WHEN: Sat Oct 19th (10-4) and Sun 20th (10-3)
WHO: Open To Public
Northern Wisconsin NORML is conducting a fundraiser/baked sale. The chapter will have a “Pie By The Slice Booth” at the From The Land Festival in Green Lake on October 19th and October 20th, 2013. Proceeds from this event are going to fund a public service announcement for the upcoming 2013-14 Wisconsin Medical Marijuana Act. We are currently pricing billboards, radio and television advertising rates.
If you cannot attend the event, but would like to contribute to the funding of the public service announcement, please use the PayPal button below, attend a meeting or contact the chapter to donate anonymously.
Please visit http://www.fromthelandfestival.com/ for complete details of the festival, including other food vendors, artisans, speakers and directions to the event.
WHAT: Baked Sale “Pie By The Slice”
WHERE: From The Land Festival in Green Lake, Wisconsin
WHEN: Sat Oct 21st (10-4) and Sun 22nd (10-3) 2017
WHO: Open To Public
Northern Wisconsin NORML is having the annual “Baked Sale”. The chapter hosts an annual fund raiser in which the focus is also on our parent organization, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
The chapter will have a Pie By The Slice Booth at the From The Land Festival in Green Lake on October 21st and October 22nd, 2017 in which 50% of the profit from the event are donated directly to NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
The chapter is open to new members and board directors/field activists will be on hand with an informational booth/display featuring hemp cannabis information and products. There will also be a glass artist featured at the event.
Please visit www.FromTheLandFestival.com for complete details of the festival, including other food vendors, artisans, speakers and directions to the event.
The upcoming referendums will pass, we all know it. The “Cannabis Question” is being asked to all candidates and incumbents. Marijuana reform is on the agenda and is not going away. Remember these statements and these names, as some will make campaign promises, some will break them and some will champion marijuana reform that never even saw it as an issue before they became elected…..that is politics folks!
Below is the 2018 campaign statement from Rep. Mike Schraa who back in 2013 was not friendly to marijuana reform as our Field Activists worked in his district. It was refreshing to see him change his stance and as he mentions in his statement, was one of the first Republicans to author a marijuana reform bill in decades. His bill in the 2017-18 session would have decriminalized 10 grams of marijuana by making it a $100 fine and not a crime. We applaud his efforts and look forward to continued marijuana reform legislation to come from his office.
Would you support changing state law to legalize marijuana and/or cannabis products? If so, under conditions? If not, why?
Schraa: State law has already changed. Cannabis has benefits for some, but has also caused great harm to others, so it’s essential to make decisions based on facts rather than emotion. I voted to legalize medicinal CBD oil last session. I was also one of four Republicans that voted to decriminalize possession of smaller amounts of marijuana. Unfortunately, that bill never made it to the floor. We still need time to see how these changes work in Wisconsin and to evaluate the evidence from other states. We are still a few years away from considering legalizing medicinal marijuana in my opinion.
Schraa, 57, was first elected in 2012 and has served three terms. He introduced the Juvenile Corrections Reform Bill last session and has co-authored or co-sponsored more than 200 bills since his first election. An Oshkosh resident, he is married with three daughters.
WBAY video of Jay Selthofner’s interview before the ACLU forum about the Drug War at the Oshkosh Library on February 13, 2013 is broken, sorry.
There is a time for tie dye, and then there is a time when what is really needed is a suit and tie. Northern Wisconsin NORML would like to say Thank You to our former Executive Director and current Treasurer, Jay Selthofner, for representing our movement so accurately and professionally in the press, and for always keeping it classy. Thank you for all you do to organize, educate and plan these types of events. Thanks for the countless other things you do in your attempts to help change the un-just marijuana laws in our state. You’re an awesome example of how to be an effective activist!
The forum lasted for 2 hours, and it was fascinating. All 5 speakers and the presenter made excellent and diverse points. Even those of us who have studied these topics for years learned some new things.
One of the things I walked away contemplating after this forum, is that when you are an activist, it is vitally important to network and share stories, experience, and knowledge with each other. None of us is as strong as all of us. Together, we can accomplish great things! Hearing 6 varying perspectives on the Drug War by 6 different types of educated experts, who have had 6 different life experiences, and hearing their unique reasons for opposing the war on drugs, was an eye opener. Thank you very much to the organizers and speakers, as well as the Oshkosh Public Library for hosting the event!
The discussion panel included:
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- Kirk W. Everson, Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorney
- Jim Gierach, former Chicago prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Director with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
- Jay Selthofner, Cannabis Consultant with THC Indicastries and NORML Director
- Northern Wisconsin NORML , Executive Director with
To learn more, read the original press release for the event:
It’s important to keep educating the public in order to dispel tired old propaganda, myths and misinformation about hemp, cannabis, and its’ uses. In order to be effective activists, we need to become familiar with the *real* facts and scientific studies, as well as data and figures on the dire economic, social, environmental, health, and other effects of prohibiting marijuana. And then, we need to share that information with everyone and anyone who will listen.
The truth will set us free. Speak your truths whenever and wherever you can, to whomever will listen. Reason, logic, compassion, and justice will eventually prevail if we keep on educating ourselves, our fellow activists and potential activists, the public, our lawmakers, and law enforcement.
Change is already starting to happen. The people have spoken time and time again with their vote. Will our elected officials and public officials finally decide to move forward with the times and respect the voice and will of We the People, or do we need to fire them and hire new public employees who will?
Remember to thoroughly check out the candidates before you vote. Stop voting for prohibitionists just because they belong to the party you always vote for. Vote outside the box. Vote for the candidates who actually best represent your point of view. Vote for the candidates who respect things like freedom, democracy and compassion. Do not vote for those who would profit off of criminalizing nature. Do not vote for those who profit from harming their fellow human beings because they have chosen to use a beneficial and medicinal plant. Do not vote for those who do not respect freedom and democracy.
Do you know how many people Cannabis has killed? Zero. There is no lethal dose of marijuana that could kill you, that you would be capable of smoking or eating. It is physically impossible to overdose on cannabis and die from it.
Now on the other hand, how many people do you think have been brutally killed by the DEA and other government organizations (using taxpayer sponsored guns, uniforms, employees) because they used, or were suspected of using this medicinal, non-toxic, non-lethal plant?
As USA Today reports, an astonishing 70,000 to 80,000 militarized police raids take place on an annual basis in America, many of them on mistaken suspects and many of them ending with injury or death for police and citizens alike. (Source: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-02-14-noknock14_ST_N.htm)
All this cruelty and violence towards otherwise law-abiding, peaceful citizens, for what? For committing the victimless crime of wanting to use a plant which can combat glaucoma, nausea, pain, cancer, and more? All of this violence over a plant which has killed no one, ever?
Wisconsin, do you think this is an acceptable use of tax dollars? Do you think it’s a compassionate way to treat sick people? Don’t you think it’s time to move Onward, Upward and Forward instead?
This valentine’s day, please find it in your heart to support Marijuana Law Reform in Wisconsin, and in our nation. Don’t take freedom for granted. Yours, or anyone else’s.
Uploaded on Jun 16, 2011
Note: This video contains graphic images of violence and mature language. Viewer discretion is advised.
“No Knock Raid,” written and performed by Toronto-based musician Lindy, is a searing indictment of one of the most aggressive, ubiquitous, and mistaken tactics in the War on Drugs.
Consider only the most recent raid to cause a national outrage: On May 5, 2011, 26-year-old Jose Guerena, who survived two tours in the Iraq War, was shot and killed during a raid on his house by a Pima County, Arizona SWAT team that fired dozens of bullets through his front door. Guerena, married and a father of two, had just finished a 12-hour shift at a local mine. Law enforcement sources claim he was involved in narco-trafficking but have yet to produce any evidence supporting that claim. Officers involved in the death have been cleared of wrongdoing.
Guerena’s death is not an isolated incident. As USA Today reports, an astonishing 70,000 to 80,000 militarized police raids take place on a annual basis in America, many of them on mistaken suspects and many of them ending with injury or death for police and citizens alike.
As Reason Contributing Editor Radley Balko and others have documented, the militarization of standard police practice is a direct consequence of the modern-day War on Drugs, started 40 years ago by President Richard Nixon – and perpetuated by every administration since. (For a comprehensive report on the failure of the drug war to achieve any of its stated goals, read “ ,” by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.)
“No Knock Raid” written and performed by Lindy.
Produced and directed by Hawk Jensen.
Performance footage directed by Victor Tavares and Zachary Koski.
About 4.50 minutes.
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1: adjective: Stubbornly resistant to and defiant of authority.
2: Reggae/Jam Influenced Milwaukee Music.
Hailing from Milwaukee, Recalictrant brings a funky reggae influenced hip-hop jam rock everywhere they go. Conceived in 2002 as an underground hip-hop project, the group quickly found themselves gravitating towards live performance incorporating musical instruments. While staying true to hip-hop roots, the band began experimenting with different styles, combining elements of rock, reggae, funk, and jam influences to create a sound that is purely Recalcitrant.
With focus on original music that has been described as “progressive reggae”, live performance is always a fun filled energetic event. 2010 found the band sharing the stage with national acts such as, The Heavy Pets, and Cosmic Railroad, and solidifying festival appearances through out the Midwest. Great things are on the horizon, and we invite you to join the fun!
Take a laser and point it directly at a watermelon filled with wonder, joy, love, consciousness , hope, excitement, and fulfillment and pull the trigger exploding the watermelon into thousands of pieces. If the watermelon’s seeds were to then planted into every person that was within distance to at least notice the laser, you might have a experience similar to the sound waves created by Undercover Organism.
Mixing electronics with a conventional funk jam band, Undercover Organism has shown that it is capable of raging your face off. Many sets are purely improvised with ever changing sounds, instruments, and musicians. The Organism is constantly evolving and always finding new ways to keep the crowd moving. You won’t know until you own a laser beam or see the show.
Openings: Mark Hubing & Band of Light, River Water Tribe, Happy High Time with the High Master, Mid-East Belly Dancers
There will be Vendors! Southeast Wisconsin NORML! Activist Info! & More! Raffle Drawings For Great Prizes!
All you hippies come celebrate! Peace, Love & Highness!
On this special night to honor the green plant!