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Medical Marijuana Commando Squad PRESS RELEASE: Medical Marijuana patients and supporters deliver letter, protest at Green for Governor Green Bay campaign office

Medical Marijuana Commando Squad
Jacki Rickert: 715.926.4950
Gary Storck 608.241.8922
Jim Miller 908.279.4172

For immediate release: Wednesday, October 11, 2006

MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS AND SUPPORTERS DELIVER LETTER, PROTEST AT GREEN FOR GOVERNOR GREEN BAY CAMPAIGN OFFICE

On Tuesday, Wisconsin medical marijuana patient-activists Jacki Rickert and Gary Storck, accompanied by New Jersey activist Jim Miller and other supporters, visited gubernatorial candidate Mark Green's Green Bay campaign office in Green Bay.

The group first delivered a letter to Green from Jacki Rickert (attached), asking for clarification of his anti-medical marijuana remarks from a letter Green's congressional office had sent to Storck. After presenting the letter, the group moved out to the street and held signs supporting medical cannabis and highlighting Green's opposition. Many passing motorists honked their horns or gave thumbs up or other signs of support. The protest was reported by Green Bay TV channel 26 (NBC).

The group is still awaiting a response from Green as promised by the staffer they spoke to.

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Since 1999, three medical marijuana patients and the husband/caregiver of one have made it their goal to get politicians who are against medical marijuana to simply substantiate their opinions. Mostly operating in Washington DC, New Jersey, and Wisconsin they find other options when the normal course of action does not work. The leader of the Commando Squad died June 7, 2003, but the others continue to carry on what the late Cheryl Miller started.

For more information on the Medical Marijuana Commando Squad, visit: <http://cheryldcmemorial.org/commando_squad.htm> or read "Marijuana Fest Stokes Fight For Legalization", The Capital Times, Monday, October 9, 2006 <http://www.madison.com/archives/read.php?ref=/tct/2006/10/09/0610090277.php>

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Pictures from the visit to Green's GB offices
Updated Thursday, October 12, 2006

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