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  1. #21


    As a follow up to 02-28-2010, 08:54 AM

    Julie Lassa seems to be on our side, planning to vote the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act out of committee and on the floor vote. Please call, visit or write her to confirm in writing or voice, and thank her.

    Still need people to call Tim Carpenter and ask him to pass the bill with no amendment. Alberta Darling still needs those calls - just say she will lose your vote if she doesn't vote for the JRMMA.

    All Wisconsin residents should be contacting their legislators. Confirm they will vote for the bill, and thank them when they do. If they say no, ask them why. They must have read enough of the bill - there is only until April 22nd to get this passed.

    As a follow up to 03-10-2010, 05:10 PM

    Ripp was put on the spot about medical marijuana repeatedly by a veteran with PTSD. Unsure of the other turn out, did anyone here make it?

    If you are a constituent or know anyone in the Lodi/Marshall,WI areas or other areas in Ripps district (see map at the original message) please have them visit, call or write.
    All Wisconsin residents should be letting their legislators know that if they don't support it, they will be voted out. Also, they should spread the word around their neighborhoods, towns, villages, counties, and districts that this bill exists. Go to the Madison NORML Print Your Own center and leave some fliers or pamphlets around.

    Anyone who knows anyone in Wisconsin should tell them about this bill.

    Make a 5 minute call to your legislator over the weekend. You don't have to talk to anyone, leave a message.

    Who are my legislators?

    Just do something.

  2. #22


    March 13th THC Tour in appleton is delayed because we couldn't find a venue to hold it. Sorry I didn't update sooner and thanks for the interest in the event.

    New tentative THC (Talking Hemp and Cannabis) Tour dates:
    Green Bay - Sunday, March 21 @ Green Bay Library afternoon 1-3pm
    Appleton - Saturday, March 27 (Location TBA)
    UW-Whitewater - Tuesday, March 30 - at the marijuana decriminalization forum

    Other events:
    March 22, 2010: Madison NORML meeting
    March 23, 2010: Statewide Day of Prayer for Compassion
    Sat. April 3, 2010: Wisconsin NORML benefit in Milwaukee

  3. #23


    The final non-emergency work period of the 2009-'10 legislative session set for April 13-22.

    Crunch-time lists are quietly being compiled by Assembly and Senate leaders

    Make sure that the Medical Marijuana Bill is on those lists.

    See below for a letter from Gary Storck, President of Wisconsin NORML

    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    As the days click down to the end of the 2009-2010 legislative session,
    only 38 remaining as of this writing, your help is very much needed to
    pass AB554/SB368, the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act.

    IMMLY Founder Jacki Rickert, namesake of the JRMMA, is fond of saying,
    "Just Do Something" each and every day to help medical cannabis patients
    obtain their medicine legally.

    Below is a list of actions you can do to help:

    -Print out flyers and support letters and hand out in your home town:
    -Ask 5 friends to call their rep and senator: Call your Legislators:
    Toll-free Legislative Hotline: 1-800-362-9472
    -Get 5 friends to write their legislators:
    -Write a letter to the Editor,:
    -Print some "Day of Prayer for Compassion" fliers and leave them at
    local churches or hand out after a service. Flier link:
    http://www.madisonnorml.org/PYOcenter.html, page link:
    -If you receive new word that a legislator now says they will vote for
    the bill please let us know: immly@immly.org
    -Make a donation: PayPal link on IMMLY.org, JRMMA.org, WINORML.org,


    Gary Storck
    director of communications,
    Is My Medicine Legal YET?
    PO Box 3410
    Madison, WI 53704-0410
    (608) 241-8922

  4. #24


    Narin and Jay Selthofner are trying to attend an event http://www.uf4a.org/id22.html in California with Mieko Hester Perez and her foundation, ABC 20/20, TMZ and celebrities, etc. The event is this Saturday 3-20 and the Selthofners have made all the arrangements but need help funding a portion of the airfare. Jay will represent Wisconsin / Madison NORML, although Narin is a member of several organizations, she will represent Wisconsin as a member of NORML Women's Alliance during this historic event.

    This is a unique networking and press opportunity to make awareness of the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act (Senate Bill 368 / Assembly Bill 554) and the status of medical marijuana legislation in Wisconsin. Jay has several connections in California that have donated small amounts to bring him to this event. Several state and national organizations are working hard with the Selthofners to bring Mieko and "surprises" back to Wisconsin to help legislators find the logic and compassion to pass the JRMMA. Mieko and The Unconventional Foundation for Autism have the scientific proof that marijuana saved her son Joey from death (ww.uf4a.org) that cannot be denied.

    The kind folks in California have arranged for accommodations and transportation to and from the event as well as miscellaneous expenses along the way. The challenge for the Selthofners and NORML is only now a logistic one, as just a few miles and dollars separate Wisconsin from California.

    Narin, Jay and Wisconsin / Madison NORML ask for your help with this special project. We are not allowing any one person to cover the cost, any donation from $1 to $100 will be accepted. You may contact Jay directly at 920-410-2920 for additional questions or to make a donation. Please visit www.winorml.org to make a donation via pay pal (please note on the donation "TRIP").

    "THIS BILL, THIS TIME!" Jacki Rickert

  5. #25


    OK Folks! Here are the last chances to get the word out.

    Mon, Mar 22, 2010: Madison NORML meeting http://www.madisonnorml.org

    Tue, March 23, 2010: Statewide Day of Prayer for Compassion http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...885034&index=1

    Saturday, March 27, 2010: statewide protest at Walmart / Support JRMMA
    day @12 noon every city with a Walmart, bring your own signs, post the
    pics and signs on facebook and Jay Selthofner immlyinthefield@yahoo.com
    is judging them.

    Wed, March 31, 2010: Marijuana Forum, UW-Whitewater 5:30pm - 6:30pmLocation: UC 275 (Old Ballroom)


    Thu, April 1, 2010: THC Tour in Lodi, WI Lodi Public Library 5pm-7pm

    Sat, April 3, 2010: THC Tour Plymouth, WI 12-2:30 Plymouth Public
    Library http://www.plymouthgov.com/Library/

    Sat, April 3, 2010: Wisconsin NORML Benefit, Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee

    Sat, April 10, 2010: Gary Storck speaks at the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin Conventio. Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, WI

    Sat, April 10, 2010: 1-4PM THC Tour, Appleton, WI library

    Sat, April 10, 2010: Silver Spur Saloon just outside of Appleton,
    Awareness Event and concert: Organik Entertainment presents Brok'n Arrow and Baghdad Scuba Review.

    Mon April 12, 2010: Madison NORML meeting http://www.madisonnorml.org

    Mon, April 26, 2010: Madison NORML meeting http://www.madisonnorml.org

    Sat, May 1, 2010: International Marijuana March, Noon State St. steps, 1PM Parade to Mifflin St. Block Party

  6. #26


    Gary Storck is still looking for ministers, clergy, rabbis etc for Tuesday's
    ceremony at the Capitol.

    If anyone can help, please message here or e-mail madison@winorml.org


  7. #27



    With now only 33 days remaining to pass the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act as of this writing, efforts to move this critical piece of health care legislation are escalating.

    Click the link for the whole article...

  8. #28


    March 27th, Wisconsin protests Wal-mart and supports the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act.

    Locations confirmed:
    Eau Claire
    Green Bay
    Madison West Town
    Dodgeville on 3/20 & 3/27
    Wisconsin Rapids

    Locations in planning, probably participating:
    working on Appleton
    Kenosha or Racine
    Fox Valley
    Wisconsin Dells

    See Facebook AB554 page for updates:
    Last edited by WisconsinNORML; 03-21-2010 at 08:10 PM.

  9. #29



    Wisconsin NORML and IMMLY will work together to air the above ad in key districts around the state as early as this week. The more money we can get, the more air time and better time slots we can get.

    Please donate if you can at http://www.winorml.org or http://www.immly.org or also scroll to the bottom of madisonnorml.org and look for the PO Box if you want to send cash or check.
    Pledge $35 for a premium time slot and $10 for a non-premium.

    Upcoming event reminder:
    Mon, Mar 22, 2010: Madison NORML meeting http://www.madisonnorml.org

    Tue, March 23, 2010: Statewide Day of Prayer for Compassion http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...885034&index=1

  10. #30


    Two more about the March 23rd day of compassion at the WI capitol and all around the state/country.


    Media Advisory
    Is My Medicine Legal YET?
    Wisconsin NORML
    Contact: Gary Storck (608) 301-5665

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    Statewide Day of Prayer for Compassion
    12pm-1pm: Prayer for Compassion Ceremony
    Wisconsin State Capitol
    State St. Steps landing outside Capitol
    Informational tabling, first floor rotunda, 1-3pm

    Madison: When a friend or loved one is fighting illness, we pray for
    them. The collective consciousness of prayer can be a unifying and
    healing force for those struggling with a medical condition and the
    people who care about them.

    Just as prayer can be a therapy in healing and dealing with chronic
    illness, so can medical cannabis. At the 8 hours plus Dec. 15 combined
    Health Committee Hearings at the Capitol for AN445/SB368 the Jacki
    Rickert Medical Marijuana Act, many patients testified how both cannabis
    and their faith got them through their personal ordeals.

    With the JRMMA now needing the support of a majority of state
    legislators to become reality, it seems appropriate to call a Statewide
    Day of Prayer for Compassion and ask state residents, who are far ahead
    of their elected representatives in supporting the JRMMA, to pray for
    passage of this bill.

    This day is for whatever way you pray, meditate, seek guidance whatever.
    It is non denominational and interdenominational. You just need to focus
    your thoughts on compassion and the legislature listening to people's
    need for medical cannabis.

    Medical cannabis is not a new idea in Wisconsin. It has been languishing
    the legislature for decades. The sick and dying, seniors, disabled and
    now veterans in shocking numbers, need this medicine. No medical
    marijuana bill has progressed as far as the JRMMA, and we cannot let
    this historic moment to pass without passing it and protecting some of
    our most vulnerable citizens.

    Please join us in for the Statewide Day of Prayer for Compassion, all
    day on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 and at the Capitol from 12-1pm for the
    ceremony and 1-3pm for our tables and exhibits. The Prayer for
    Compassion Ceremony from 12-1 will include speakers including state and
    local clergy, medical cannabis patient/advocates and others.

    More information: Is My Medicine Legal YET? IMMLY.org & JRMMA.org,
    Wisconsin NORML WINORML.org, MadisonNORML.org.



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