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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 10:19)

Oregon`s Grassroots Cannabis Campaign Moves Forward

Legal use of cannabis will stop needless police action and bring in money to the State of Oregon.

(SALEM) - marijuana clones Initiative Petitions 21 and 22, The Oregon Cannabis Amendment and The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, headed by The Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), are in the race for the July 3 deadline.

Initiative 21 would end criminal penalties for cannabis, while Initiative 22 regulates and taxes cannabis, including hemp for industrial and agricultural uses.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-31-2014 13:04)

Northern California Politics are Changing!

Kathie Thelen has separated herself from her fellow political candidates by managing her own campaign with friends, and not hiring outside consulting firms.

(SACRAMENTO) - Kathie Thelen This past month of March has seen a new breed of political candidates in the Northern California area. Regular citizens some new to the political arena have stepped into the ring putting their time and energy into changing their communities.

In Yuba County a community activist and retired hotel hospitality manager, Kathie Thelen is running for Board of Supervisor in District 5.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-11-2014 12:06)

Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Announced in Eugene

Event provides insights and expertise on medical marijuana industry preparedness

(PORTLAND) - marijuana Following the sold-out debut of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) in Ashland, producer Alex Rogers has announced a new and bigger conference in Eugene, Oregon.

The event takes place Sunday, March 30 and Monday, March 31 at the Hilton Eugene and will feature preeminent medical marijuana business owners and political leaders from across Oregon and the West Coast, as well as an exhibit hall for cannabis-related industries.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-05-2014 14:10)

Study: Medical Marijuana Reduces Auto Accidents & Alcohol Use

The economists analyzed traffic fatalities nationwide, including the 13 states that legalized medical marijuana between 1990 and 2009.

(DENVER) - Marijuana and driving A study by the University of Colorado Denver and Montana State University shows that laws legalizing Medical Marijuana have resulted in a nearly 9 percent drop in traffic deaths and a 5 percent reduction in beer sales.

The study is the first to examine the relationship between the legalization of Medical Marijuana and traffic deaths.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-25-2014 23:52)

Maryland Senator Corrects Police Chief in Hearing on Marijuana Legalization

Anti-Legalize-and-Regulate Cops Accidentally Highlight Own Ignorance of Drug War Issues.

(ANNAPOLIS, MD) - Marijuana death hoax The oppositional side of the hearing on legalization and regulation of marijuana in the Maryland Senate turned into a comedy of errors today.

The gallery erupted in laughter and outrage after Annapolis Chief of Police Michael Pristoop cited a hoax story about deaths attributed to marijuana overdose in Colorado.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-21-2014 11:26)

Marijuana: Good for Mental Diseases

40,000,000 patients say “Yes”

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - marijuana medicine There appears to be a great controversy about whether Marijuana/Cannabis is beneficial for mental disease or if it is really harmful.

One thing I noticed is that if a research physician or group wants to get a huge grant from a federal anti-marijuana agency, is for them to have the word marijuana near the words “drug abuse” or “dangers”. For this, there are hundreds of studies and/or articles.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-18-2014 10:11)

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Bill Stays Alive In Legislature

Activists Look To End Marijuana Prohibition in 2014

(SALEM) - marijuana oregon A bill that would ask Oregon voters if they want to legalize marijuana while leaving the regulations up to the Legislature passed its first committee last Thursday.

Senate Bill 1556 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 3-2 vote, with all Democrats supporting it and all Republicans opposing, reports Jeff Mapes at The Oregonian. The bill now goes to the Senate Rules Committee.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-10-2014 13:48)

Heroin Deaths: Blocked by Marijuana

Marijuana: Safer than Heroin and Opiates

(PORTLAND, OR) - Marijuana saves lives The heroin addictions and deaths have caught the attention of The New York Times and other newspapers on the East Coast.

It is estimated that there are 100,000 heroin addicts in the United States. Most of them are working addicts. Once in a while they get some bad stuff and O.D. and apparently some "off themselves" when they can not get their regular fixes.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-09-2014 17:27)

Dr. David Allen Becomes Medical Board Target (Part 2)

In his own closing arguments, Dr. Allen claimed that if the medical board could spell out clearly what the standard of care was, he would obviously comply with that law.

(SACRAMENTO) - Court case of David Allen, sketch by Ron Mullins The medical board hearing for Dr. David Allen continued these past two weeks. The State Medical Board of California put on its case. Representing the State was Deputy Attorney General Jannsen Tan.

Dr. David Allen represented himself, only after Attorney Lance Stenhouse was denied a motion by Judge Dian Vorters for a continuance.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2014 04:20)

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Stay Open in Marion County Amid Resolution Against Them

Will this anti-dispensary resolution affect the unincorporated areas of Marion County? Most likely.

(SALEM) - Jason Myers The subject in front of the Marion County Commissioners was not about recreational marijuana. They convened to discuss making an official resolution against legal medical marijuana patients having access to medicine via dispensaries.

Knowing full well that no pharmacy can sell cannabis to patients, they want the world to know that they are against dispensaries in this county, regardless of the risk of harm to its citizens.

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