"candlelight" vigil for victims of Medical Cannabis
Prohibition on June 7 at Wisconsin Capitol a resounding success!
Longtime Wisconsin medical cannabis patient/activist Gary Storck speaks at IMMLY's medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, June 7, 2009. Gary talks about the vigil then introduces IMMLY Founder Jacki Rickert in this clip from the vigil.
Is My Medicine Legal YET? Founder Jacki Rickert speaks about Cheryl Miller and medical cannabis at IMMLY's medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, June 7, 2009.
IMMLY's Gary Storck introduces Wisconsin medical cannabis patient/activist Mary Powers at IMMLY's medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, June 7, 2009.
Wisconsin medical cannabis patient/activist Mary Powers speaks at IMMLY's medical cannabis vigil at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, June 7, 2009.
Wisconsin singer-songwriter Rick Harris performs his song, "Legal Medicine Blues" for Jacki Rickert and other attendees of an LED "candlelight" vigil for medical cannabis at the State Capitol in Madison that was organized by IMMLY.
Another view of Rick
playing Legal Medicine Bues at the vigil:
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: State Capitol, State St. upper steps downtown Madison, WI
Is My Medicine Legal YET? will host a "Candlelight" Vigil commemorating victims of Medical Marijuana Prohibition. The vigil will be held on June 7, 2009 from
8:00pm - 10:00pm at the top of the State St. steps outside of the Wisconsin
State Capitol. As candles and open flames are prohibited, we will be using battery powered candles and flashlights. A limited number of battery-powered candles will be available to participants.
This event is held in conjunction with a candlelight vigil at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton the same time to mark the 6th anniversary of the passing of MS patient/medical cannabis activist Cheryl Miller. Cherylís husband, Jim Miller, is speaking at that event. Jim Miller and Cheryl worked closely with IMMLYís Jacki Rickert and Gary Storck, and the four became known as the
"Medical Marijuana Commando Squad" at a 1999 demonstration at ex-US Rep. Bob Barrís office in the US Capitol, at which Jim was arrested. Jim Miller has appeared at a number of Harvest Festivals and is slated to return this October for the 39th Annual Harvest Fest.
The event also honors author Peter McWilliams, who was denied medical cannabis by federal authorities and died on June 14, 2000.
These candlelight vigils will commemorate deceased and living patients, diagnosed with one of the conditions for which cannabis is a medically recognized palliative. Event organizers are encouraging other interested parties to hold a simultaneous event that evening. The Madison vigil raises awareness by informing the public of the medical value of cannabis as well as giving supporters notice that Wisconsinís Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act is expected to be introduced in the near future.
Contact Gary Storck 608/241-8922 for more information.