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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 14,2021 22:37)
Former Oregon Man Faces 60 years in Federal Prison for Marijuana Scheme
He illegally exported Oregon marijuana out of state and laundered proceeds.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -Between January 2017 and June 2020, 29-year old Dante Baldocchi purchased marijuana in Oregon and shipped it to Georgia where he and others sold it to distributors in the Atlanta area and in North Carolina.
Baldocchi faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in federal prison with a five-year mandatory minimum, a $5.5 million fine and four years of supervised release. He will be sentenced January 6, 2022.
Key Congressional Committee Advances Bill To Repeal Federal Marijuana Prohibition
NORML special to Salem-News.com
Based on recent history, the MORE Act has a viable path for passage in the House
(WASHINGTON D.C.) -The legislation’s provisions remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act — thereby eliminating the existing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws and providing states with the authority to be the primary arbiters of cannabis policy within their jurisdictions.
While the substance is not without harm, cannabis is objectively less harmful than legal and regulated alcohol and tobacco.
(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 (August 03,2021 12:31)
OLCC Changes to Oregon Liquor & Cannabis Commission
The OLCC was created in 1933 in the wake of national alcohol prohibition being repealed.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -“The cannabis industry in Oregon has become a billion dollar business and changing our agency name reflects our role in generating revenue to fund state programs,” said Paul Rosenbaum, OLCC Chair.
This change comes five years after voters passed Measure 91 which directed them to regulate Oregon’s recreational marijuana marketplace.