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Salem-News.com (May-16-2015 21:21)

CALL TO ACTION: Stop Ginny Burdick from Trampling Oregon`s Patients, Voters and Democratic Process

Maintaining the importance of PATIENTS RIGHTS is mandatory for Oregonians.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon State Capitol While it is rather unbelievable and infuriating that a handful of Democrats would team up with Republicans to go against the will of the voters and harm sick and disabled patients, we must remain vigilant in doing all that we can to protect our most vulnerable citizens and our vote.

After patients and advocates rose up to defeat Senate Bill 844 in the Joint Committee on Implementing Measure 91, Senate President Peter Courtney took the rather extraordinary measure of creating a Senate-only M91 Committee.

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Salem-News.com (May-03-2015 03:15)

Dr. Phil Leveque, WWII Hero and Pot Doc Has Died

Doc Leveque was the greatest part of the Greatest Generation.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Bonnie King and Dr. Phil Leveque It is with great sadness that I share this news. Our doctor, friend, teacher, and mentor 92-year old Phil Leveque passed away Saturday afternoon, peacefully with his family aside him.

His great niece described him as “The Most Awesome, Intelligent, Funny, Open-minded, Game Changing, Great Uncle, Dr. Phil Leveque”, and that about covers it. He did change the game.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-30-2015 23:11)

16th Annual Global Cannabis March & Rally Saturday in Portland

Representative Lew Frederick To Give Keynote Speech

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Anna Diaz On Saturday, May 2, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the 16th annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square for a rally that begins at 11:00am, with a scheduled cannabis freedom march beginning at 4pm through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort.

Musicians Mack & Dub and the Smokin' Section, The Sindicate, Mad Dabber, Bad Habitat and Pass Margo have joined the lineup for the rally as well as many guest speakers and non-profit organization booths.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-20-2015 01:28)

Light up! 4/20 is America`s Cannabis Holiday

The Cannabis Community has a lot to ponder

(SALEM, Ore.) - Dr. Leveque and Jack Herer On this, the sacred holiday of all Cannabis advocates and enthusiasts, when you take that first toke of the day, there's something you should ask yourself, and that is: Do you appreciate those that came before you? Do you know your fellow true-hearted brothers and sisters out here?

Seriously folks, this is much more than getting high. Not to be a buzz kill, but please consider those on the front lines...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2015 08:00)

Oregon`s Beloved Pot Doc Dying

As one of the last of the “old school” American doctors that truly cared, he has earned our due respect, and there’s no time like the present.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dr. Leveque Doctor Phillip Leveque has been out in front, leading the battle for the rights of patients for decades. Not only is Dr. Phil Leveque a tried and true friend of the Veterans, and of the sick, and the poor, but he embodies the all-important personal relationship and trust between doctor and patient.

His is a testament to a life well lived, a very “worthy” life, and the difference one person can make for others.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-30-2015 10:44)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Patients Rights at Risk with SB936

More growers or fewer patients? What's the strategy?

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com SB 936 is a measure created to make things simpler. It seems that goal was lost from the beginning.

While sensible regulations and oversight of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program is an honorable goal, SB 936 simply goes too far, costing too many patients their medicine and putting too much of a burden on medical providers.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-05-2015 21:52)

Joy Graves Courageously Fights For Proper Counsel and Justice

The case that never should have been has turned into the never ending story.

(CANYON CITY, Ore.) - Joy Graves Under the guidance and support of James Mooney, Elder Medicine Man and leader Oklevueha Native American Church, Joy Graves filed formal complaints against both of her attorneys with the Oregon State Bar Association.

Joy is crystal clear, that she believes those representing her are not doing so with the zealousness required by the constitution.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-28-2015 11:05)

Marijuana Legal to Grow and Possess in Nation`s Capital

Congress Does Not Block D.C. Legalization

(WASHINGTON, DC) - SIK Farms marijuana A marijuana legalization ballot initiative, Initiative 71, approved by 70 percent of District residents, completed the Congressional review period and became law Thursday Feb 26 2015 at 12:01a.m.

Initiative 71 legalizes the possession of two ounces of marijuana for adults over the age of 21, and allows them to grow up to six plants in their home, three of which can be mature at any time.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-25-2015 22:00)

Dr. Phil Leveque, WWII Hero & Cannabis Warrior Turns 92

Standing up for others has always been something "Doc" does best.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Dr Leveque & Bonnie King “I have been studying the medical use of marijuana since 1950 and I am very proud of the fact that I essentially introduced medical marijuana to the state of Oregon,” said Dr. Phil Leveque.

Now, with so many proactive changes going on throughout the United States in regard to rational marijuana laws, Dr. Leveque says he feels like people are finally catching up.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-24-2015 06:49)

Marijuana Legalization Takes Effect in Alaska TODAY

Law Enforcement Anticipates Public Safety Improvements

(ALASKA) - marijuana Last November, Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2, a law to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults, passed with 52% of the vote.

When the measure takes effect today, people age 21 and older will legally be able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate no more than six plants at home. Colorado, Oregon and Washington have also legalized marijuana, and medical marijuana is permitted in 23 states and Washington D.C.

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