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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 (September 18,2014 01:13)
Oregon Politicians Living in Reefer Madness Bubble
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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.
"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 06,2014 00:12)
What Marijuana Means to the Green States [INFOGRAPHIC]
The results are in: crime decreases in areas where marijuana is legal.
(SALEM, Ore.) -Colorado and Washington both legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2012. Since legalization, Denver’s violent crime has dropped by 10.6% and homicide is down to less than half of its 2013 level.
In July 2014, Washington made $2.4 million in pot sales. There’s a lot to consider with the legalization of marijuana. Learn more about the influence it has had on these two states.
International Cannabis Business Conference: Launch or Improve Your Cannabis Business
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This unique event provides crucial information regarding cannabis commerce laws and insight into where the industry is headed.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is coming to Portland! It all takes place Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.
The conference features preeminent cannabis industry entrepreneurs such as Steve DeAngelo and Ed Rosenthal and political leaders like Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Sebastopol, California, Mayor Robert Jacobs. The event also features an exclusive industry exhibit hall.