OCTA Turns in 78,640 Signatures

OCTA Turns in 78,640 Signatures
Posted by FoM on July 08, 2000 at 13:49:07 PT
For Immediate Release
Source: CRRH
Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp is happy to announce that on Friday, July 7th at 4:26 p.m. we turned in 78,640 signatures on the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act initiative to the Oregon secretary of state's office in the state capitol building. We needed 66,786 valid registered Oregon voters' signatures to qualify for a vote this November, so we turned in 118 percent of the minimum requirements.
OCTA: would, upon passage, license farmers to grow marijuana for sale to the state liquor commission, which would collect the entire crop. OCTA will allow the unregulated production of industrial hemp and allow adults to grow their own without a license. Sale of cannabis products to adults over 21 years of age would be through the state liquor stores and adults-only businesses that obtained a license. Medicinal cannabis would not be taxed, while that sold to adults would be taxed. Profits from sales would be distributed, with ninety percent going to the state general fund, eight percent to drug treatment programs, one percent to realistic drug education in schools, and one percent to promote industrial hemp. The initiative was specifically drafted to be upheld in federal court and deal with the federal supremacy issue: We thank everyone who has helped CRRH. Thank you to everyone who gathered signatures and donated to help us achieve this goal. Without your support and effort, we wouldn't couldn't have done it. Thank you!Come what may, CRRH will continue to be at the forefront of efforts to end adult and medical marijuana prohibition and restore industrial. We plan on organizing Cannabis Tax Act petition drives in Washington State and other areas soon. If we don't win in Oregon this year, we will organize and be stronger than ever in the next Oregon initiative cycle.We also have a new non-profit organization, The Hemp & Cannabis Foundation. THCF's status as a 501(c)(3) organization will help our cause by purchasing advertising to tell the truth about hemp and cannabis, and helping low-income medical patients who need medicinal cannabis.We continue to organize for the vote and to produce our weekly TV series, Cannabis Common Sense: which is broadcast live to a half million cable subscribers' homes in 6 counties in Oregon and one in Washington State, and on the Internet.Please contribute to help our cause. We owe a half dozen petitioners about $500. And, as we continue, so do our bills. You may contribute to help our political efforts or our nonprofit organization by mailing a check or money order to our P.O. Box below or, using Visa, Mastercard, or Discover, going to our secure, encrypted web donation site linked from: to THCF are tax deductible for US taxpayers. For Oregon taxpayers, donations to CRRH are fully refundable, up to $50 per person, or up to $100 for married couples filing jointly, by writing PCC or Political Contribution Credit on line 21 of the Oregon state tax form.Please volunteer to help. There are many ways to help end adult and medical marijuana prohibition and restore industrial hemp and we need your help. Please contact us to get involved.Remember, freedom isn't free. As Thomas Paine wrote over two centuries ago, "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated." Please help restore hemp.Thank you!CRRH is working to regulate and tax the sale of cannabis to adults like alcohol, allow doctors to prescribe cannabis through pharmacies and restore the unregulated production of industrial hemp.*Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp*Mail:   CRRH ; P.O. Box 86741 ; Portland, OR 97286 USAEmail:  crrh crrh.orgPhone: (503) 235-4606Fax:   (503) 235-0120Web: Articles:Can Initiatives Include Digital Signatures? Group Sues Bradbury To The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Dope Dealers Out Of Work In Oregon
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Comment #1 posted by MikeEEEEE on July 08, 2000 at 19:08:45 PT
Democratic Process
This is great, prohibition is becoming old very fast.I was thinking about this recently, and it's only an idea. Warrior pigs that were used to fighting wars in the past can't fight real wars now, there's too much risk they'll suffer too after a nuclear bomb drops. Maybe the drug war is a substitute war, for the hungry warrior pigs looking for any type of war, any war, as long as it's a war.Hey drug warriors, you're losing big time. :^)
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