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Oregon Cannabis Lobby Day & Rally at the Capitol 2016

Those who cannot attend are encouraged to call or write their representative and stand your ground for OMMP!

(SALEM, Ore.) - cannabis lobby day Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), along with several other cannabis organizations, will be participating in Cannabis Lobby Day at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, February 8, 2016. A press conference is scheduled for 12 noon.

The free speech event will feature speakers, music and vendors until 5pm.

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Program at Risk with Over-Regulation

“The Oregon Health Authority is proposing to destroy the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program by over-regulation that will make criminals out of thousands of patients and the growers who provide for them." - John Sajo

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon Capitol Were Oregon voters boondoggled when they “legalized” marijuana? Some say "Yes". But not by those that brought it forward; no... it was a political move, well played. Three times within the text, it was said that Measure 91 would "retain current medical marijuana laws". Three times. It passed by a 12-point margin by Oregon voters.

Then, the Legislature apparently was overcome by the impression that the (adult and most likely literate) voters did not understand marijuana and they decided to implement changes, for the benefit of said naive adults.

Read Full Article (Jan-26-2016 22:38)

Native American Church Files for Order for Return of Sacramental Marijuana

Press Conference is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Portland Embassy Suites hotel

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - gavel marijuana cannabis On December 17, officials from the U.S. Postal Service in Portland, Oregon seized marijuana being sent to a branch of the Oklevueha Native American Church. Church officials who say that cannabis is used as a sacrament and in healing rituals have filed suit in federal court.

"The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act overrides the Controlled Substances Act and there was no basis for the seizure by the government," said Matthew Pappas, attorney for the church.

Read Full Article (Jan-25-2016 01:33)

Oregon Voters Fighting to Uphold The Color of the Law

Voters had no idea the new cannabis law would hurt patients directly.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon marijuana When Oregonians responded en masse to allow recreational use of marijuana for adults 21+, they did not expect sick and dying patients to be negatively impacted.

Sadly, it has been an ongoing fight since the day Governor Brown signed it into law. The people of Oregon believed this was a good thing. Finally! The nonsensical prohibition of cannabis, an herb used for 5,000 years, was over in our fair state. Of course the challenge with the Federal government still rages on, but locally, we have made incredible headway. Or so we thought.

Read Full Article (Jan-21-2016 18:19)

Oregon Cannabis Research Task Force and Scientific Advisory Committee Meetings

Representing the rights of Cannabis industry, consumers and patients is a full time job

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Oregon cannabis There are several integral meetings regarding the Cannabis industry and the rights of patients and all consumers this week, here are two for your calendar:

The Cannabis Research Task Force will meet January 26. This is the third and final meeting of the Oregon Task Force on Researching the Medical and Public Health Properties of Cannabis – the Cannabis Research Task Force. It is open to the public.

Read Full Article (Jan-12-2016 23:22)

Oregon Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee to Meet January 25

Many or all of the 77,620 registered OMMP patients will be affected by these changes, and should be heard.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - medical marijuana The next regular meeting of the Oregon Health Authority's Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee will be held Monday, January 25 from 9:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. The topic is: marijuana labeling and testing.

The committee is reviewing rules for limited marijuana retail sales and residency; growers and processors; dispensaries; OMMP cards and registry; grow site registration; and labeling, concentration and testing.

Read Full Article (Jan-12-2016 22:01)

Oregon`s Temporary Marijuana Tax: What Dispensaries Need to Know

About half of the dispensaries in Oregon have not registered with the Dept of Revenue.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon marijuana A temporary 25-percent tax is now in effect for all recreational marijuana products sold at medical marijuana dispensaries through December 31, 2016.

The tax is applied to the retail price of the recreational products. Dispensaries must list the retail price and total tax separately on customer receipts.

Read Full Article (Jan-01-2016 12:42)

International Cannabis Business Conference: What if California`s Marijuana Regulations Suck?

Entrepreneurs will learn about California’s new marijuana policies — and how to change the bad ones.

(SALEM, Ore.) - ICBC 2016 California is on the verge of becoming the world’s largest marijuana market, and the newly-passed medical regulations will make or break businesses. If legalization passes, the market will transform even more.

That’s why business and politics are the themes of February’s International Cannabis Business Conference in San Francisco.

Read Full Article (Dec-27-2015 00:22)

OHA Invites Public Input During January Marijuana Meetings

Rules, science, research advisory committees coming up

(SALEM, Ore.) - The public will have several opportunities in January to provide input on medical and retail marijuana policy in Oregon.

The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division has set meetings of the Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee, the Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee and the Cannabis Research Task Force.

Read Full Article (Dec-23-2015 03:30)

George Clayton Johnson has Died (UPDATED)

EDITOR: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”: George Clayton Johnson died Dec 25, 2015, not the 22nd as previously reported.

(SALEM, Ore.) - George Clayton Johnson The illuminating, exoterical, astronomical George Clayton Johnson has died. He was 86. The genius science-fiction writer behind so much of what we’ve all watched and enjoyed has passed on to his next adventure. The cause was cancer, his son, Paul B. Johnson, told the Associated Press.

George Clayton Johnson wrote the very first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap; he wrote eight original Twilight Zone episodes for series creator Rod Serling including "Nothing in the Dark", "Kick the Can", "A Game of Pool", and "A Penny for Your Thoughts".

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