June 6th DEA Protest in Madison
National Day of Direct Action June 6th
Sponsored by Americans for Safe Access
Keep medical marijuana safe and legal!
June 6th was a nation-wide day of action to resist DEA assaults on
medicinal cannabis dispensaries and patients.
Actions were held in 55 U.S.
Cities. In Madison, the action was coordinated by
Gary Storck, communications director of Is My Medicine Legal YET? and Jacob Davis and
Madison Students for a Sensible Drug Policy.
Harris of The Avalons plays Legal
Medicine Blues for Jacki and others at the event.
(CLICK for LARGER IMAGE)
Here are the details:
Rally and speakers at Noon City-County Bldg. at 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Madison WI
for speeches by elected officials and others, then a march to the United States Courthouse at 120 North Henry Street, Madison, WI for speeches by patients
and health care advocates.
Speakers (In order of appearance.)
- Gary Storck, Communications Director, Is My Medicine Legal YET?
(opening remarks and introductions)
- Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison)
- Ed Thompson, Libertarian Candidate for Governor
- Madison Ald. Brenda Konkel
- Madison Ald. Judy Olson
- Stephanie Rearick, Chair, Progressive Dane Drug Policy Task Force
- Bob Schwoch, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
- Barb Vedder, former Madison Alder
- Jacki Rickert, Patient, Activist, Founder of Is My Medicine Legal YET?
www.immly.org, Buffalo County chairperson for Ed Thompson for Governor
addition, Rick Harris of the Avalons performed his song, "Legal Medicine
Blues" at both the City County Building and the Federal Courthouse.
IMMLY Press Release for event
Times article about event