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(Left) PeaceBud explains how the political changes in America's past along with the industrial revolution has led us into a historical era of post-industrial Oil Wars; and (Right) The Flower contrasts a utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure-giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consumption is prohibited.
"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson
Salem-News.com (October 02,2014 00:58)
Portland`s Smoke-Free Hemp Festival
Michael Donnelly Special to Salem-News.com
Light Up and Leave Us Alone
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -“This weekend, Riverfront Park is the sole place in town you can’t light up a joint” – a joke that made the rounds.
The Tenth Annual Portland Hempstalk was held last weekend at Portland’s Tom McCall Riverfront Park, the site of many large festivals. The pro-Hemp/Pro-legalization of recreational adult use event was held just 38 days before Oregonians vote to join the citizens of Washington and Colorado and End Prohibition, (again).
Portland Hempstalk Festival Moves to Tom McCall Waterfront Park This Weekend, City of Portland Issues Permit
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Hempstalk returns to its roots at Waterfront Park.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Event coordinators for the Portland Hempstalk annual festival are proud to announce the City of Portland has issued the permit for this weekend's event (September 27-28) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon.
Hempstalk advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths.
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. it is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this county is closely connected with this."
(LEFT) US Government data demonstrates the failure of cannabis prohibition, ScienceInDrugPolicy; (RIGHT) "Hemp For Victory" was
shot by the USDA, who denied its existence, until Jack Herer proved it.
Salem-News.com (September 18,2014 01:13)
Oregon Politicians Living in Reefer Madness Bubble
Bonnie King Salem-News.com
Ending Cannabigotry is vital if patients are to be respected.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Serving the needs of patients is Amy Zimmerman's ongoing goal. She cares for the sick and ill and dying, providing them with medicine that they prefer, and that may be their key to a longer life, or at least one with more quality.
The Aumsville city council is attempting to ban all cultivation, dispensaries and even the use of medical marijuana. An ordinance proposal hearing is taking place Thursday at 6:30pm in Aumsville, the public is invited to join the meeting, and pro-cannabis supporters are expected to show up en masse. What happens in this tiny town may have more of an impact statewide than anyone expected.
Cascade Policy Institute Gives Support to Measure 91 for Marijuana Legalization
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Oregon Think Tank Supports Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Cascade Policy Institute’s Board of Directors recently voted to support the latest marijuana legalization initiative, Measure 91, which will be on Oregon’s November ballot.
While Cascade has always supported the decriminalization of cannabis on both philosophical and practical grounds, this is the first actual ballot measure in which the organization sees the positive features outweighing the negative features.