Activists Blast Legislation Seeking New Limits 

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  Activists Blast Legislation Seeking New Limits 

Posted by CN Staff on February 23, 2011 at 17:46:37 PT
By Alan Gustafson  
Source: Statesman Journal 

Oregon -- Members of a citizen review panel meeting all week in Salem narrowly favored a ballot measure Friday that would allow dispensaries for medical marijuana. The vote by citizens chosen at random and balanced to reflect Oregon's electorate was 13-11 in support of Measure 74.Oregon voters officially will decide the measure's fate Nov. 2. The review was sponsored by the nonpartisan organization Healthy Democracy Oregon and was conducted at Salem Conference Center.
"The fact that it came down so evenly shows what a difficult measure it is," said Melissa Norgren of Portland, who read aloud the consensus statement of key findings on the Capitol steps. "It is not something that people should make a snap decision about."Measure 74 would allow the state to license dispensaries for distribution of medical marijuana. It would differ from the law in California, which leaves licensing to local governments.Although they ended up on different sides, Tim Miller of Salem and Megan Bailey of Clackamas said it was a close call for each of them."I was on the fence right up until the end," said Miller, a social researcher who has worked for Oregon Health Action Campaign. "I had some reservations, but I figured that in the end, it was much better to vote yes than to vote no. I want to take marijuana out of the hands of criminals and into the hands of a legitimate distribution system."For compassionate reasons, I know one woman with lupus and two with multiple sclerosis who are really suffering and have serious problems getting their medicine. This is going to help them." Snipped  Complete Article: Statesman Journal (OR)Author: Alan Gustafson Published: February 23, 2011Copyright: 2011 Statesman JournalContact: letters statesmanjournal.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives

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Comment #3 posted by FoM on February 25, 2011 at 07:39:26 PT

I didn't know that since it said 2011. Thanks. I'll remove the extra post.
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Comment #1 posted by rancher on February 25, 2011 at 07:08:03 PT:

this article is from last august???
this articel is from last August when the Citizens Initiatice Review considered Measure 74 on the November ballot. There was a story about mmj activists opposing HB 2982 whcih would bar drug felons from getting mmj cards but this is not that story.There are many bad bills in the legislature and plans for several 2012 Oregon initiatives for marijuana reform. If anyone wants to get involved come to meetings in EUgene Saturday at 1pm at 687 River Ave or 1pm Sunday in Portland at 6701 SE FOster Suite D. John Sajo
Director, Voter Power
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