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Marijuana: Shows Pure for Newspaper SchizophreniaDr. Phillip Leveque Salem-News.com
Congratulations to Oregonian for printing this cure.
(PORTLAND, OR) - In a word, The Oregonian has been 'BITCHY' about the entire aspect of marijuana since legalization efforts started in 1999. They reported all bad aspects of 'REEFER MADNESS' as if they were true which they were not. Marijuana is neither addicting or dangerous except in very rare circumstances with no deaths ever recorded with its use.
The Oregonian has published dozens of articles about this new miracle medicine but always throwing in a disclaimer: marijuana is in fact nasty and dangerous with no valid examples.
New articles centered around Measure 80 have prompted a new 'clear the air' attitude because all evidence really does show that marijuana is a safe effective medicine for hundreds of diseases including, psuedo-paranoia, and psuedo-schizophrenia which Oregonian editors obviously suffered.
This turn of events for The Oregonian has been drastic. Every Oregonian article up to this year has been negative in any way they could make it. Suddenly, we have front-page articles positively advertising marijuana and finally giving the medical history and positive medical effects of the previously vilified miracle medicine substance.
Noelle Crombie's positive marijuana articles in The Oregonian could get her a Pullitzer Prize because she has done a far better job (with some obvious restrictions) than anyone would expect from The Oregonian managers.
Front page pictures and headlines possibly indicated a 180 degree turnaround from the 'DEVIL WEED' foolish diatribe though recently common in The Oregonian.
Ms. Crombie's article states that southern Oregon has the highest usage and most grow sites of any place in Oregon or possibly the USA with about 15% of the local population as medical marijuana card holders and users.
No deaths or violence by users has been reported but felons do enjoy burglarizing and robbing the growers. Josephine and Jackson Counties seem to win the prize for highest percent of users but her maps show hot spots in all parts of the state except Malheur County where nobody lives anyway.
Measure 80 supporters signed at least 155,000 petitions putting Measure 80 on the ballot. How we lost 50 to 48 (just less than half) is not really known. We did have a bad shortage of advertising finances not like Washington which had about 4 million dollars but look, with legalization of marijuana in Washington, all we Oregonians must do is spend millions of dollars across the Columbia River into Washington where we can buy marijuana over the counter.
Maybe our Oregon legislature will wake up to this reality.
Ooh Rah for Washington State and Marijuana
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