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Salem-News.com (Apr-24-2012 00:12)

Marijuana Therapy: The Oregonian April 22 Blesses with Full-Page Ad

Is marijuana vilification finally over?

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Oregon's premiere newspaper, The Oregonian, up till this Sunday edition, has been vilifying marijuana and all of its aspects for about twelve years. This, in spite of the fact that it has been known as a highly safe, highly effective medicine for about four thousand years- and there are currently some 55,000 medical patients in Oregon.

For years, all of us advocates have been asking whoever we could ask for some sort of legislation which would take marijuana out of the grasp of the Mexican marijuana cartels.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-17-2012 01:32)

Willie Nelson Officially Endorses Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012

Country music legend has long been a supporter of ending cannabis prohibition.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Willie Nelson and Paul Stanford The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA 2012) has been gaining momentum as the time grows closer to the deadline for signatures to be submitted to the State, but nothing compares to the recent endorsement by the legendary country music star Willie Nelson.

That’s just the thing to add fuel to their signature-gathering fire.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-05-2012 20:28)

Gatewood Galbraith: The People`s Champion (1947-2012)

Gatewood: a true American hero and inspiration.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Gatewood Galbraith Kentucky Freedom Fighter Gatewood Galbraith has died at 64 years old. Galbraith spent his lifetime learning and working within the political and legal system.

He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1974 and from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law in 1977 and became "The People's Champion".

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Salem-News.com (Jan-04-2012 18:52)

Gov Brewer`s Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Officially Thrown out by FED`s Today!

The Honorable Judge Bolton may understand that marijuana crimes are all invalid due to lack of corpus delciti.

(SURPRIZE, Ariz.) - Medical marijuana A lawsuit filed by the Arizona's Governor Brewer in an effort to stop medical marijuana patients from using the lawful herb was dismissed by the judge hearing the case.

The ruling seems to come as a response to the motion to dismiss filed by the ACLU. The judge agreed, stating "These issues, as presented, are not appropriate for judicial review."

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Salem-News.com (Nov-08-2011 03:49)

Reefer Madness in Obama`s White House

Ethan Nadelman of Drug Policy Alliance calls a spade a 'f' - ing Shovel.

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - Obama and pot I am completely flummoxed by the complete u-turn made by our president regarding medical marijuana. Nadelman in the NY Times on 7 November points the artillery and fires, what's going on?

In October 2009 he defended the use of medical marijuana and he promised his smoking public that he "would not use the justice department resources to override state laws on the issue". I can not imagine that being a flat-out lie but he surely has some answering to do.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-13-2011 22:55)

Reefer Madness Against Medical Marijuana in State Legislatures

Drug testing patients on welfare is a sorry way to save the government money.

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - drug test I presume I’m preaching to the choir, but I will be preaching anyhow. The New York Times, my favorite source of subject material, is a gold mine of really weird stuff.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-07-2011 06:05)

Marijuana: Does it Help?

'We need a fuller, clearer, more rational debate on the uses and abuses of marijuana'.

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - Marijuana leaves 'We need a fuller, clearer, more rational debate on the uses and abuses of marijuana' - this erstwhile headline was stolen from an Oregonian OPED article August 30, 2011 Does Marijuana Help? by Daren Engstrom.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-05-2011 16:17)

Medical Marijuana and the Monstrous Marijuana Doctor from Molalla

PTSD cares not about its victims, anguish and/or depression the ongoing result.

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - hands clenched After Medical Marijuana was legalized in Oregon in 1998, I breathed a sigh of relief – now the Feds will quit harassing us. I knew many people were using it for legitimate medical reasons and why not. It works better and is cheaper than almost any pharmaceutical prescription.

My elation was short-lived and the specter of Devil Weed and Reefer Madness reared its ugly head.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-04-2011 16:07)

Legal Drug Deaths and Marijuana Dangers

So much ado about nothing while real danger lurks nearby.

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - marijuana oxycontin The Oregonian recently published "Pharmacy robberies sweep the US" which is about OxyContin in robberies of pharmacies with the robbers killing any possible witnesses. Kudos for telling the truth. These robberies occurred 686 times in 2010 and will probably go up this year as the OxyContin problem is widely endemic.

About 1.3 million pills were stolen in 2010 and the street price for one OxyContin pill went up to $80. The article also pointed out that there are at least 7 million marijuana users.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-09-2011 13:40)

Oregon Legislature Doubles Fees for Sick Patients Using Marijuana

Increased fees for the sick and dying expected to raise about $7 million dollars for the state.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Fees for registering with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program will double, from $100 per year to $200 per year, due to a Budget Bill that passed out of the Joint Ways and Means Committee and into the main chambers late Wednesday. The increase in fees was included in one of the over 30 bills that the Committee “barreled through” on Wednesday.

Sen. Doug Whitsett, R-Klamath Falls, objected to the lack of scrutiny over the bills, stating, “It's unacceptable to get this kind of information with no time to study it.”

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