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OMMP Fees to Double for Medical Marijuana Patients in Budget Bill

Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Bills in Congress

Three medical marijuana bills have been introduced in U.S. Congress with support from patient advocates. Please consider supporting them. Learn >>> more.

CAMPAIGN ACTION! Just Say 'Bull' to DEA Lies, Contact Your U.S. Reps and Tell Them Vote Hemp!
JOIN the CAMPAIGN! Please Help Piss Off the DEA, Contact Your U.S. Reps and Tell Them Vote Hemp!

The Drug Enforcement Administration has kicked its lobbying against legalizing industrial hemp into high gear, hoping to block an amendment in the House that would decriminalize the crop for research purposes. The Huffington Post has obtained a copy of talking points the DEA is circulating among members of Congress to press them to oppose the amendment -- raising the seemingly incongruous specter of the government using its resources to lobby itself. The talking points, paradoxically, represent a step forward in the debate. In the Senate, hemp advocates were left only to counter vague "law enforcement concerns" that senators told HuffPost were a factor in their willingness to support reform. By laying out those specific reforms, hemp backers will attempt to rebut them point by point. Learn more >>

Why Do Patients Care? | Some Cannabis Law Reform activists consider the Hemp sub-issue to be the linch-pin of Prohibition as that is where the real money is. When Hemp is allowed it will be the End of the War. This is because while the Medical side of Prohibition has Special Interest of Big Pharma, Hemp has - among others, Big Oil, Big Textile, Big Chemical and Corporate Farming of America in general - as represented by Monsanto, and their ilk. Although there will be some cross-pollination and effect on medical cannabis crops and gardens, the increased freedom to grow and process, along with environmental and nutritional benefits from the hemp itself it outweigh the negative effects to those who utilize it for therapeutic reasons. When we End the War, we will be able to find solutions to these issues and more. But with the War, we'll have all the issues and the War too. Learn more >>

You see, there is an abundant amount of feral hemp in the U.S. already, as well as several plants in the same phyllum that can fake out a cannabis plant. If we End the War, the Patients and Farmers will be free to find the best long-term, big picture situation for We, the People - instead of what profits Special Interests - and the government lackeys who serve them - the most. Learn more >>

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Help Put the Message of Marijuana Legalization Before Millions with a NORML Super Bowl Ad Action Alerts! You Can Make a Difference - Act Now

Intuit Quickbooks is currently running a contest, with the grand prize being a professionally produced ad run during the big game this year. The first round of the contest is public voting and we are pleased to say NORML, after just a few short days, has skyrocketed to the #6 most popular submission.

Together, we the people, are ending America's war on pot. With the last election and with the recent announcement from the attorney general in Washington DC, we are beautifully positioned to make sure a responsible, adult American citizen is never again arrested for the use of recreational marijuana. But this doesn't just happen. Please take a moment of your time to support our campaign to bring the message of legalization to the masses during the most watched TV program of the year.

The voting process is simple. Click the link below and you will be taken to NORML's entry. Click "Vote for Us" and you're done (no login, no Facebook connect). Then share with your family and friends via your social media pages. Don't forget that you can vote once a day. Together we can make marijuana legalization a topic of conversation at every game watching party across the country!

If you vote, we will win.

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G.O.T.V.!! Register, Vote and Get EVERYBODY You Know to Do So Also!

Did you know in 2008, 6 million Americans did not vote because they didn’t know how to register to vote or missed their registration deadline? This election year, Election Protection is working hard to make sure that this statistic isn’t replicated. On September 25, 2012 -- and every day, really -- it's National Voter Registration Day, and Volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" to GOTV (Get Out The Vote). So, (!> Register to Vote This single day of coordinated activity will not only work to register tens of thousands of eligible Americans, but also educate them about election information in their state so they are prepared to vote on November 6th. If you're a voter, help us build awareness and spread the word thru social media! Visit - https://www.facebook.com/events/459435227412350/

As you are taking to the streets with pens and clipboards, don’t forget to bring a digital resource with you as well — the Election Protection Mobile App. Use our Election Protection mobile app to check the registration status of your family and friends, access the information about the most pressing issues affecting voter’s in your state, and even help people register to vote. And of course, if you have any questions about voting or would like to report any registration issues please call the Election Protection hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Want to know your registration deadline? Please visit their state pages.

and Spread The Word! For more info, or to report and share your activity and otherwise support this action item, contact: Bill Piper; Director, Office of National Affairs - Drug Policy Alliance * by visiting - www.DrugPolicy.org.

Drug Policy Alliance Network (DPAN)

Medical Cannabis Community on Red Alert

ACTION ALERT! Court and Raid Support in Medford, Eugene

Raid and Court Support is needed for those being picked on here in Oregon over Medical Cannabis. Resource Centers raided this week: In Medford, Southern Oregon NORML (SOCCC) was raided, The Green Compass and Puffin Stuff were raided, The Compass (affiliated with The Green Compass) in Gold Hill, OR, and The Greener Side in Eugene also were hit by LEO. And let's not forget those raided last year. Come out and show your support -

The folks in Medford need Jail Support while we work to re-open their places and otherwise help the Patients. Stay tuned for Court appearances and the like. @ TBA at the TBA. We need to support these good people who were - and still are! - just trying to help patients. Please dress appropriately and leave everything in the car; no medicine, pipes, weapons, contraband, etc. There are plans to organize fundraisers in Eugene, as will Medford. Also, stay tuned for set up of Defense Fund where folks can make a contribution and the like. Learn more >>


and Spread the Word! Action Alerts! You Can Make a Difference - Act Now

Thank you for taking action,

Perry Stripling
MERCY - the Medical Cannabis Resource Center

Contact ASA -or- MERCY with your idea, need -or- to get the latest on defense and advocacy options in your state.

Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) P.S. – There is one more thing you can do to help today. Please make a contribution to help support our work to end the federal crackdown. Your one-time or recurring donation will help us put political pressure on the DOJ, mount a proactive media campaign, and fight back in court.

Arthur Livermore
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Sincerely,

Ethan Nadelmann
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Just Say NO to Fear and Loathing, Rally for Patients' Rights! The federal legislation is just the beginning. You asked for help with local and state legislation, so they created a Medical Cannabis Think Tank and Policy Shop. While state medical cannabis laws vary tremendously, the needs of patients remain consistent across the nation. Many regulations look good on paper, but their impact can be detrimental to the patients they seek to help. ASA’s Think Tank and Policy Shop provides local activists the support they need to analyze pending legislation and lobby for the best law possible.

You asked for support in developing your grassroots community, so they created the Online Training Center.  If we are going to keep the safe access we have now and build on it, we will need fight at every level of the political spectrum. With over 4 ½  hours of video content and over 400 pages of instruction manuals and worksheets, the Online Training Center gives patients and patient advocates the tools they need to accomplish their goals. Of course, state law provides little protection from the federal government. That’s why they’re vamping up the response to federal interference. They’re taking ASA’s proven raid response trainings across the nation and have released their new and improved Raid Response Center web-page to better prepare for interference across the country. (If you haven’t already, be sure you’re signed up for their Raid Alert Text Messages.)

Since federal interference is rooted in cannabis’ listing as a Schedule I drug, they continue to fight to remove cannabis from that list. This time, they’re taking the issue to the courts. ASA, as part of the Coalition to Reschedule Cannabis, recently filed a lawsuit for the DEA’s unreasonable delay in responding to a rescheduling petition they submitted in 2002. Yes, it has been nine years, and the DEA has neglected to respond. Not only should this lawsuit force the DEA to respond to the petition, but it will provide the opportunity for all of us to highlight the disconnect between the federal government’s policies and science. We’re excited about ASA 3.0, and want to Spread the Words! So, tell everybody you know, then everybody ou don't know ... yet. And remember, For just $1 a day, you can move ASA forward and keep their valuable Tools and Resources functioning. That’s less than a cup of coffee – and that cup of coffee isn’t going to fight for your rights. Commit to the movement. Commit $1 a day to ASA. See the results.
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Protest The Oregon Medical Board (OMB)

It is darkly comical that governmental bodies at every level in this country cry out against Protest The Oregon Medical Board (OMB) bullying and violence in our culture because in this country, that many citizens here mistake as free and just, ALL governmental bodies bully us on a daily basis. Every day our governmental bodies perpetrate and condone violence against us and the rest of the world. This is just one story about the State of Oregon and the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) and how they are disregarding our civil rights. It describes in detail the level of abuse and bullying the OMB and Assistant Attorney General Warren Foote are willing to go to destroy people and physicians in this state, especially in regards to medical cannabis. We encourage any physicians or others that have been abused by the OMB and AAG Warren Foote to come forward and share your story even if it’s anonymous. Very interested in any incriminating evidence or questionable behavior regarding the OMB in general or its individual members, including the AAG. We can certainly understand why you might want to withhold your name, so You can make contact anonymously via this blog > http://drdovervsoregonmedicalboard.com/ < here.

Please send complaints and letters of concern to the OMB, State Attorney General John Kroger and Governor Kitzhaber. Please see info on how to so, links and sample postcards > here. If you have any complaints against physicians, in particular regarding medical cannabis, please make contact thru the blog. If you don’t complain nothing will change except for the worse. It is time to take the battle to them. Nothing changes until you stand up and fight and demand change!


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This is our page our Action Items. Our goal is to bring about change and establish safeguards for the future. The objective is the empowerment of the people through their votes and general activism. It's our strategy to get the people involved in this and all issues.

Tired of all this hassle? Make a change, take action. End the War! Advocacy and Activism. Legislation; Candidates and Initiatives.

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Help educate your circle of support about OMMA and the beneficial properties of marijuana and cannabis in general. Help with the implementation of the OMMP.

For legal info - State laws, rules, statues, legal decisions, etc. - click > here <.

--- How can I help implement OMMA? ---

As an Individual …

  • As a Patient - remember YOU represent the cause; Don't flaunt your medical marijuana usage. While you should feel free to talk openly about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for yourself - and proudly display your banners, which give you an opportunity to educate - you should also be considerate and always discrete in obtaining and consuming your medicine. Medicating should be personal and you should handle it as you would any other medicine. This especially includes educating family and friends, most notably children. Situations where people may mistakenly consume (ie- unmarked brownies) or otherwise be affected by some aspect (ie- second-hand smoke) must be expected and proactively managed.

  • As a Patient/Caregiver - tell everyone your anecdotal experience (what happen to your own body, or that of someone you cared for, in your own words) when medical marijuana was utilized as opposed to other drugs. Help educate your circle of support about OMMA and the medical properties of marijuana and in general.

  • As a Concerned Citizen - Educate yourself fully and ACT. Research, network, follow up and learn as much as you can so you can effectively share the information with others that think they are opposed. Stay in the loop and be aware of legislative, organizational or business activities that may effect yourself and/or those you care about. Constantly write to legislators, media, businesses and organizations and let them know the good news.

Organized efforts; joining us -or- forming your own (individual -or- group effort) other Organizations to consider … > see list.

  • Join a local group of patients and caregivers. By keeping in the loop, you’ll be apprised of the latest developments in the field and alert you when a vote is scheduled and the need is crucial for a letter to your state or federal elected officials. You'll be informed of state and regional events where you can meet other advocates and help shape reform efforts.

    Members and associates are needed to carry out these efforts:

  • Speaking before public interest and community groups.
  • Postering and passing out flyers.
  • Staffing information tables at public events and concerts.
  • Letter-writing campaigns and phone trees.
  • Producing benefit concerts - including musicians, nightclub managers, owners, booking agents and technical workers.
  • Donating money, goods or services, e.g. photocopying, printing and design work.
  • Launching a particular project for which you need the help of other volunteers and/or an organizations authorization to act in its name.
  • The contacts listed on the MERCY Orgz list are a few of the activists and groups dedicated to the implementation of OMMA and welcome inquiries from those with questions or issues.  They provide one or more of the following services:  Doctor Referrals and Patient Networks;  either a caregiver (how to grow) or related Organization formed to help patients get their medicine.  They may have Doctor referrals or help on filling out forms as well as contact with current Patients.  Caveat emptor!  Each has it's own rules and regulations, please study & research thoroughly before committing resources.


    Action Item: Post-Prison Support Needed
    Help Kevin
    Please Help Kevin Metcalfe

    Hello, we are friends of Kevin here at the Mercy Center.

    Kevin is -

    A Medical Cannabis Patient - everyone knows to qualify in any state for MMJ, you must either be dying, or very sick and in a lot of pain.

    Also, a CareGiver - To be a CareGiver you first must care about your fellow man or woman.

    Also, a Grower - to be a grower you must have some knowledge to grow so the patients your helping will have some relief from all their conditions and ailments.

    The Mercy Center is patients helping patients. Today Kevin needs your help. All of your help. All of us that use cannabis as our medicine know the risk that we take each day of our lives. This is no joke! People all over are being robbed every day for the cannabis they grow for patients. Or the cannabis they have for their own use. This is very, very serious. We all take the utmost care in who comes and goes to our homes when patient medicine is involved. We do lots of time consuming things to make sure the medicine is all right - just about all the Patients, CareGivers and Growers I know have been robbed at one time or another.   We need the laws to protect us cannabis patients, as well as those who CHOOSE to help the sick and dying of our society. Kevin was put into a bad situation: he had been robbed for his medicine as well as those he was helping 2 or 3 times - now the man was back again to rob - Kevin did the best he could - sometimes things just don't turn out the way you would have hoped. That’s definitely the case this time. Kevin Metcalfes case in HI went from bad to worse as they threw the book, kitchen sink, and anything else they can think of at him. The jury reached a manslaughter verdict and, while he is out, he still needs to clear his name and be totally free.

    Kevin needs everyone's help in his appeal and other legal matters. Help This Citizen - could be you ... visit his website > HelpFreeKevin.net < and tell everybody you know. Then everybody you don't know. Yet!

    And if you or someone you know who, like Kevin, has been robbed for their medical cannabis and would like to see some laws changed for the protection of patients who use cannabis leave your comments here > here

    Please tell all you know about Friends of Kevin, who knows, someday it might be you who needs the help and us cannabis patients are people too. We all need to stick together and support each other. So please keep checking on this website for updates to Kevin’s progress. We'll also keep you abreast of all the support we're aware of be it from the cannabis community, just concerned citizens.   So show your support for this man who just wanted to help others that were sick like him and used cannabis for their medicine. Thanks for all you have done Kevin, for those who couldn't help themselves.

    Yours, truly,

    The Folks at MERCY - the Medical Cannabis Resource Center  

    The MERCiful Ultimate Louisiana Party
    The MERCiful Ultimate Louisiana Party
    * Saturday, Sunday - August 2, 3, 2014 * starts: 10 AM, both days at Scio, Oregon * The MERCiful Ultimate Louisiana Party (MULP), a Fundraising Event featuring Henry Turner Jr (HTJR) and Ultimate Louisiana Party with Catfish, Red Beans, Rice and more * Music, Food, Activism, plus at Bear Creek Saloon, 40598 Cole School Rd, Scio, Oregon, 97374 * Events begins 10 AM, HTJr goes on at 3pm, Party til we’re pooped. * For more info, like directions, click > here <

    Happy 420! Time to Take Steps
    Next 420! will be Time to Take Steps
    Taking steps to End Cannabis Prohibition, Willamette Valley NORML and MERCY – the Medical Cannabis Resource Center are organizing “joint” Rallys at the steps of the Capital Building, Salem, Oregon every year on 4/20 at 4:20 to Raise Awareness about The War and what people can do about it.
    For more information, click > here

    A Smokin' Idea - the GlassWare Partys
    Attention patients who use "glass" pipes for medical cannabis delivery devices.  The last GlassWare Party is happened Sat., Jan. 28th at the Mercy Center from High Noon to 4:20pm.
      SORRY, but this is a cardholders only event.  Click here for details.

    MERCY Poster Party!

    Make posters for special events of the cause in general, such as the Global Marijuana Marches.   Sat., April 23 and 30, High noon in Salem.  Click here for details.

    JOIN the World-wide Cannabis Liberation
    Welcome to our little node of the Global Cannabis Law Reform community network
    at the Global Marijuana Marches May 2, 2015

    a Global Cannabis Law Reform action item In Salem, High Noon at the Capital Mall
    a Global Cannabis Law Reform action item In Eugene, 2PM at the Federal Building
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    Attention OMMP CardHolders
    Attention OMMP CardHolders - The Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana (ACMM) Outreach Subcommittee is working on a project to help curb some LEO/Media/etc overstepping of boundaries

    The Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana (ACMM) Outreach Subcommittee is working on a project to help curb some LEO/Media/etc overstepping of boundaries - breaches of confidentiality, spreading misinformation, publishing protected info, LEO abuses of the law, inappropriate uses of the LEDS program, using public resources to publish anti med can info, et al. - in order to do an effective job, we need to hear what med can community members have read, heard or experienced. So, PLEASE look at the following list and if you have anything to contribute - do E-mail us. It is an evolving work in progress which will hopefully result in some changes, from the top down, in how LEO interacts with our community - please contribute your story (please focus more on what happened and less on your opinion about it) or links to news stories or leo publication info related to OMMP. thanks in advance -

    CATEGORIES:
    1. Public Disinformation
    (shows LEO’s deliberate marketing of fear & reefer madness)
    2. State Policy: recent ACMM letter to Atty Gen Kroger charging professional conflict of interest. Theme- it starts at the top and filters down thru LEO/District Attorneys or proofs of LEO abusing their power.
    3. Testimony and Anecdotal Stories

    4. LEO – LEDS Data and Charts

    5. National Policy: use of Paramilitary Action for drug cases; other national organizations Policies that harm the patient (funding only for anti-mmj research, etc)

    6. Costs: tax payers money – crimes in Oregon that are ignored, unsolved; Social costs – stigma (myths) and loss of Public Trust (cops lie) ; Personal costs – family fragmentation (mental, emotional, financial) leads to greater dependency on social services; cost of medicine that is destroyed (creates more profit for black market)
    7. or Other? PLEASE E-mail us.

    Get Writing Mad!

    Please consider writing a letter to the editor to your local paper. There are many potential ways you could write a LTE.  You need not focus just on the negative spin.  You could elaborate on the positive in the article.  Whatever you send, we suggest you keep your letter short, under 200 words, and focused on only one or two points.

    We find this website among those useful for research to help respond to points in articles:

    http://medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/

    Thanks for your effort and support.   It's not what others do it's what YOU do
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    Sample LTE

    New York Times
    To the Editor:

    While Dan Hurley's article on the medical use of cannabis was a bit better informed than most and took considerable pains to cite several authorities, it still gave the default to our mindless federal policy of fiercely enforced criminal prohibition.

    The simple truth is that the only reason any clinical research is being done at all is that "medical marijuana" laws have been passed in several states; however, simple perusal of those laws is enough to show that they are so highly restrictive in how eligible "patients" may be defined that -- given ambient federal hostility to the concept -- meaningful clinical research is nearly impossible in any state but California.

    Also, most of those Hurley cited with skeptical views also got away with unwarranted assumptions.  Typical was Dr. Murray from New Zealand, who claims that teens who smoke from an early age are more likely to develop schizophrenia.  I know from systematically interviewing chronic users of all ages in California that cannabis, alcohol and tobacco are very attractive to troubled teens in general and that those who initiate all three at or below twelve years of age seem to have the most intense symptoms; thus his observations are not that surprising and certainly don't "prove" that cannabis causes schizophrenia.

    Hurley should have been asking why such a witch hunt has been mounted against users of an agent that has shown so much promise in the limited studies which have been possible.

    Additional suggestions for writing LTEs are at the MAPinc Media Activism Center:

    http://www.mapinc.org/resource/

    Or contact MAP Media Activism Facilitator Steve Heath for personal tips on how to write LTEs that get printed.

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    PLEASE SEND > MAPinc < A COPY OF YOUR LETTER

    Please post a copy of your letter or report your action to the sent letter list (sentlte@mapinc.org) if you are subscribed, or by E-mailing a copy directly to heath@mapinc.org if you are not subscribed.  Your letter will then be forwarded to the list so others can learn from your efforts.

    Subscribing to the Sent LTE list (sentlte@mapinc.org) will help you to review other sent LTEs and perhaps come up with new ideas or approaches as well as keeping others aware of your important writing efforts.

    To subscribe to the Sent LTE mailing list see http://www.mapinc.org/lists/index.htm

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    Thanx to  Stephen Heath, MAP Media Activism Facilitator  and   Richard Lake, Senior Editor, MAP - the Media Awareness Project - for this alert.

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    What do we hope to accomplish ... how? Why?

    Some of their immediate objectives are to inform & educate about the therapeutic benefits as well as the true medical facts about cannabis; support the rights of patients & doctors in the OMMP; promote a healthier environment through hemp and empower groups and actions that broadcast information & news about the harm, waste and abuse caused by can prohibition in general.

    The basic strategy will be to join and initiate events & actions; to research and spread news & info - to be the media outlet for the movement! MCRC wants to be in a position to help or even launch initiative and similar activities; to make available basic legal help for all cannabis users; to promote hemp for a healthier environment; to be a part of the community.

    Patients and doctors in OMMP will be able to network and share information about their conditions and how to obtain & apply their medicine - growing tips, cooking recipes, which strains work best, etc. MCRC hopes to educate doctors and patients in general on their rights as well as the truth on the medical effects - beneficial and otherwise.

    Though open only a short time and with sketchy volunteer staff hours, MCRC has had our first case where a Patient went and educated his doctor and got him to change his mind. A Patient with a doctor for the past eight years came in to our place and told us his story, how his doctor wouldn’t sign. We educated the patient, patient educated doctor and doctor signed. “he was so relieved, so grateful, he had tears in his eyes” said an involved volunteer. “This is what we are all about”.

    Through the above actions, MCRC intends to build a volunteer base for constant recruitment & administration of the organization for the future. Through marketing and communications they hope to coordinate with business and organizations to make a lasting, positive change in the community. Check them out, be a part of it.

    Many thanks to R. House Furniture for their generous support (next door to our office at 1695 Fairgrounds Rd., Salem, 97303. Call: 503.363-0596). Stay tuned for our next event -or- opportunity for contact -and/or- action.


      Taking the Intiative(s!) ... 

     

    SOME TIPs on Registering Voters and Petitioning

    • REGISTERING VOTERS. People signing Petitions must be registered to vote. You can register as often as you want. When in doubt, register again.
    • A person can register and vote if over 18 (at time of election) and resident of state. Note! FELONs can register and vote in Oregon even while on probation or parole. The only exception is when in jail or prison.
    • If someone has their hands full, you can fill out the Voters Registration form for them EXCEPT for the Name and Date. Make sure the person registering Signs and Dates the form.
    • Once they have registered, it is best that they wait ten days and then sign. Some people have tried forward-dating their signature on the petition, while others have tried backdating the form - these are not good methods. They can take a petition with them and mail it back (get their friends to sign, too) or you can let them no where to catch up with us again. They should also find location information through all our media.
    • PETITIONERs. When generating copies or printing off the website, make sure the paper is correct weight (20lb, 24/60lb or 70lb) and that copies are legible. The petition side should be clear, aligned and full size. The cover page side should be legible, aligned in the middle. They should be on one sheet, each on one side. The top of the cover page should line up with the left-hand side of the petition when you flip the page over. NOTE: Oregon election laws require petitioners to carry a complete copy of the text of the initiative they are representing. Copies of the Life with Dignity initiative text are available from the same place signature gatherers can get petition sheets.
    • Make sure you have a copy of the text with you. Contact Voter Power for a copy >
    • Make sure they are registered. Make sure they sign only once per election cycle. Make sure that sign in their county. If they sign for the wrong county, cross it off.
    • If someone has their hands full, you can fill out the Voters Registration form for them EXCEPT for the Signature and Date. Make sure the person registering Signs and Dates the petition.

    Voters in Oregon should not sign using a P.O. Box. It makes it harder to confirm, when necessary. Explain to signers and try to get them to write down the same address where they are registered to vote -- their current address -- and if necessary, to fill out a voter registration card (which you should have with you) if they have changed addresses since last registering.

    • THE "FRED MEYER" SITUATION. There was a case decided where it was ruled that a store could tell petitioners where to go (!) IF IN DOUBT, GO AHEAD and try. They can’t arrest you without warning.
    • Select your spot and start petitioning. Be polite and unobtrusive as possible. Don’t argue or pursue and NEVER shout.
    • If approached my management, try to address concerns, find parameters and work out solutions. If all else, just find another spot. You can’t gather signatures while in jail or otherwise uselessly debating with the ignorant!

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    Ongoing Event Action Items

    Event action items to copy, volunteer or just plain plan for in general. Opportunities to express, uplift and network with like minds. Stay tuned for the next event -or- opportunity for contact -and/or- action.


    HempStalk! Hemp Stalk 2005
    First Annual Cannabis Convention

    The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation is Proud To Present: an educational event combining Information, Speakers and Entertainment. Music, Mirth and Merriment!   There will be Bio-Diesel cars and vehicles such as buses on site, to demonstrate the fuel works and the clean burning nature of the fuel.   Click here for details.  

    The Oregon Hempfest happens July 14-16, 2006  at Washington-Jefferson Park

    HempFest!
    The Oregon Hempfest will be held next year on July 14-15-16, 2006 at Washington-Jefferson Park, not far from the Willamette River and the city center of Eugene, Oregon.
      Click here for details.

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    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 01:15 AM:
    mother of an autistic epileptic 8 year old from Wisconsin wrote:
    " we are broke but I have to know what are the steps for getting the cannibas oil shes on 4 potent drugs nows and I want to try natural do I have to move to MN asap "

    Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 08:27 AM:
    Jim from CannaMedicine in Oregon wrote:
    " If you wonder about the real need and the benefits of medical marijuana, do some patient transfers like I do. The quality of life improvement will touch you deeply. The people breaking the chains of prescription medications will inspire you. "

    Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 06:11 PM:
    wes from salem wrote:
    " If you needa more precise medication amount you can try making capsules.this can help you control the pain relief in relationship to impairment level. my wife and I came up with this so that I could have pain reief without fear of being to impaired to care for our children when she is at work or college.the first step to heat activating is to cut up the marijuana into smaller pieces for better heat activation. then place on a cookie sheet and bake at 225 degrees for aproximatly 10 minutes. then grind the marijuana into a powder. at fist you will have to do some experimenting with dosage level of each capsule. we tried 25%,1/3rd% and 50%capsules. to make 25% capsules mix 1 tablespoon of powdered medicine with 3 tablespoons regular baking flour then fill capsules. I used a cap-m-quik and "00" size capsules. to make 1/3rd% use 1 tablespoon of powdered medicine and 2 tablespoons of flour. for 50% use 1 tablespoon of pwdered medicine and 1 tablespoon flour. if you have a larger amount of medicine you can replace tablespoons and use cups(for example 1/2 cup powdered medicine and 1/2 cup flour equals 50%capsules) for me the 1/3rd dose is best for still being able to care for my children. of course, keep in mind the stronger the medicine, the stronger the capsules will be. hope this helps. "

    Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 07:40 AM:
    somebody wrote:
    "check out the Patients Access to Cannabis Amendment at - www.paca4omma.org "

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