IMMLY_ANNOUNCE: US WI: Remembering Dreyfus

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Subject: IMMLY_ANNOUNCE: US WI: Remembering Dreyfus

> Source: Shepherd Express
> Pubdate: January 10, 2008
> Author: Shepherd Express Staff
> Section: Expresso
> Last week we lost one of our most colorful politicians, former Gov. Lee
> Sherman Dreyfus. Although many commentators chose to focus on his red
> vest, tax refunds and populist style, readers around the globe got a
> different picture of a man they had probably never heard of before:
> Dreyfus as a champion of gay rights. According to the Associated Press
> headline reprinted around the world, "Former Wisconsin Gov. Lee Sherman
> Dreyfus dies at 81; signed first statewide gay rights law." Although local
> news reports tended to downplay that historic move, we’re grateful to the
> AP reporter, Scott Bauer, for his description of the former guv.
> Medical marijuana supporters reminded us that Dreyfus signed another
> landmark bill into law, the Therapeutic Cannabis Research Act, in 1982.
> According to the organization Is My Medicine Legal Yet? (IMMLY), the law
> didn’t change much, since it relied on the federal government for a supply
> of medical marijuana. IMMLY is calling on the current governor, Jim Doyle,
> and the state Legislature, to pass the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana
> Act, which is stalled in the Assembly Health and Health Care Reform
> Committee, chaired by state Rep. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa). The bill would
> allow certain individuals to use medical marijuana for health reasons.
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