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Legislative Items past and present
2014, Legislative items
Senate Bill 1531, Medical - Specifies that governing body of city or county may prohibit the establishment or regulate or restrict the operation of medical marijuana facilities.
Senate Bill 1556, Legalization - Declares that person 21 years of age or older legally should be able to possess, transfer or produce marijuana.
2013, Legislative items
Senate Bill 82, to Remove 6-month Drivers License suspension for Cannabis (Marijuana) possession
Senate Bill 281, to add PTSD to the OMMP
2012, Legislative items
Legislative Concept 1749, to add PTSD to the OMMP
Attorney General Race, the Good and the Bad
Initiative 9 -- Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA)
Initiative 24 -- Oregon Marijuana Policy Intiative (OMPI)
2011, Legislative items
HB 3664, the "Sum Of All Fears" bill
SB 5529, Increases OMMP Fees
2010, Legislative items
I-28, the Dispensary Initiative continues
2009, Legislative items
I-28, the Dispensary Initiative
SB 388, changes the Program for Law Enforcement; Decreases amount of marijuana that may be possessed by persons responsible for marijuana grow sites to 24 ounces, etc.
SB 426, Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace
SB 427, Relates to drug-free workplace policies; Requires applicant for medical marijuana registry identification card to notify employer before using marijuana, etc.
HB 2313, a Land Use bill that could effect Dispensarys
HB 2497, Relating to employment; Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace
HB 2503, Relating to medical marijuana in the workplace; Prohibits discrimination in employment under certain circumstances, etc.
2007, Legislative items
SB465, a Fire-em-All-and-let-God-sort-out bill
2005, Legislative items
SB1085, needs your attention
HB2693, the "dumb bill gone bad" bill
HB3457, the "Forfeiture" bill
SB717, the anti-Medical Marijuana bill
SB772, the pro-Medical Marijuana bill
HB2485, the anti-Meth & Marijuana bill
SB294, the Hemp bill
SB397, Denies Benefits
HB2695, DUI & 2nd-Hand Smoke
HB5077, the "Rob the Sick and Dying Pot-heads" bill
2003, Legislative items
HB2939, a previous bad Medical Marijuana bill
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Vote Your Hopes, Not Your Fears
I had hope that Obama wouldn't be deporting people the way Bush did. ABC
News reportsthat Obama's record is far worse. "Since 2009, the annual average number of
deportations has approached 400,000, according to the Department of
Homeland Security. That's double the annual average during President George
W. Bush's first term and 30 percent higher than the average when he left
In 2009, Attorney General Holder
"policy" during the campaign<> -- regarding medicinal marijuana -- would
"now" be federal policy. That policy was to respect the rights of states to
legalize these clinics. I had Hope.
However, as Raw Story
reported: "Since President Barack Obama took office, 'more than 200' state-approved
medical marijuana facilities have been raided", according to Kris Hermes,
spokesperson for Americans for Safe Access (ASA), who spoke to Raw Story on
"That exceeds the number of raids his predecessor, George W. Bush, oversaw
during his entire eight years in office," he said.
With Bush, I had no hope. I expected him to be bad on civil liberties, war,
and the budget. I knew he'd expand both the size and scope of government,
ignore the Constitution, and trample on our rights. In that regard, he did
Obama told me to hope. Well, I stopped doing that shortly after his
election. Now I just endure, disgusted by the choices Democrats and
Republicans continually give us.
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SENATE BILL 1531 -
At the request of: (at the request of Association of Oregon Counties and League of Oregon Cities) Chief Sponsors: Senator Hansell , Senator Monroe , Senator Starr Regular Sponsors: Senator Baertschiger Jr , Senator Boquist , Senator Close , Senator Ferrioli , Senator Girod , Senator Johnson , Senator Knopp , Representative Esquivel , Senator Kruse , Senator Monnes Anderson , Representative Jenson , Senator Olsen , Representative Thatcher , Senator Thomsen , Representative Thompson , Senator Whitsett , Representative Whisnant , Senator Winters , Representative Witt (Presession Filed)
Relating to marijuana facilities; declaring an emergency.
Specifies that governing body of city or county may prohibit the establishment or regulate or restrict the operation of medical marijuana facilities.
- SB 1531
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SENATE BILL 1556 -
At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Senator Prozanski , Representative Buckley Regular Sponsors: Senator Dembrow , Senator Steiner Hayward , Representative Barker , Representative Barnhart , Representative Frederick , Representative Holvey(Presession Filed)
Relating to marijuana [ Legalization ]; providing that this Act shall be referred to the people for their approval or rejection.
Declares that person 21 years of age or older legally should be able to possess, transfer or produce marijuana.
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HOUSE BILL 4023 -
At the request of: (at the request of House Interim Committee on Veterans' Services and Emergency Preparedness) Chief Sponsors: Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed)
Relating to veterans; appropriating money; declaring an emergency.
Designates portion of U.S. Highway 26 within Warm Springs Reservation as Warm Springs Veterans Memorial Highway.
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HOUSE BILL 4068 -
At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Gomberg , Representative Thatcher Regular Sponsors: Senator Prozanski , Representative Barker , Representative Esquivel , Representative Krieger , Representative Weidner (Presession Filed)
Relating to concealed handgun license applicants previously charged with marijuana offenses.
Summary: Modifies requirements for concealed handgun license applicants.
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HOUSE BILL 4098 -
At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Hicks Regular Sponsors: (Presession Filed)
Relating to crime; declaring an emergency.
Summary: Allows Department of Corrections inmates to receive credit for time served for presentence incarceration after arrest for lesser included offense, greater inclusive offense or crime committed during same criminal episode as sentencing crime.
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HOUSE BILL 4099 -
At the request of: Chief Sponsors: Representative Hicks (Presession Filed)
Relating to marijuana; declaring an emergency.
Summary: Directs Department of Justice to conduct study on laws of this state that would need
to be amended if people of this state vote to legalize marijuana at next regular general election held throughout this state.
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Momentum toward marijuana policy reform in Oregon!
Last Update: April 8, 2013
Learn more >>
>> Visit - NORMLs Action Page on HB3371.
Oregon lawmakers convene short session |
On February 3, Oregon lawmakers convened to begin the 2014 short session in Salem. With adjournment scheduled for March 9, lawmakers have little time to address big issues.
One of the major issues up for consideration is legalizing marijuana for adults and regulating it like alcohol. There is talk of passing a legislative referral to November’s ballot, giving voters the opportunity to enact a marijuana regulation and taxation bill crafted by the legislature. Gov. John Kitzhaber stated that “the Legislature would be the right place to craft [a marijuana taxation and regulation ballot measure]” to ensure the program is properly regulated.
If you’re a resident of Oregon, please ask your lawmakers to end the state’s costly prohibition of marijuana.
Oregonians last had the opportunity to vote to end marijuana prohibition in 2012. Unfortunately, the measure was defeated 53% to 47%, but considering a May 2013 Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research poll found 63% support for taxing, regulating, and legalizing marijuana, advocates are hopeful 2014 could be the year for victory.
- visit >> Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/oregon/
Success in Salem in 2013
The 2013 session was quite a successful one for marijuana policy advocates in Salem. Gov. John Kitzhaber signed into law a bill adding PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. He also signed two bills into law that reduce the penalties for possession of marijuana: one reduces the maximum sentences for possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, and the other eliminates the practice of suspending driving privileges for someone found in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
In addition to these proposals, local advocates were able to pass HB 3460 — a bill to allow medical marijuana facilities to obtain marijuana and immature marijuana plants from and sell marijuana to medical marijuana patients and their designated primary caregivers. Gov. Kitzhaber signed HB 3460 on August 14, making Oregon the 14th state (plus D.C.) to create a regulated medical marijuana dispensary program. Many thanks go to Sam Chapman and Oregonians for Medical Rights who orchestrated the lobbying effort to see this bill through.
>> Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/oregon/
Marijuana laws in Oregon |
Arrests for marijuana possession are still happening across the state, despite the fact that Oregon decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana over 40 years ago. Unfortunately, these arrests disproportionately affect minority communities. According to the ACLU, African Americans in Oregon are more than twice as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession as their white neighbors. Additionally, the cost of a marijuana possession citation is excessive. Currently, an individual who possesses up to an ounce of marijuana could be levied with a typical fine of $650! In comparison, in 2008, Massachusetts’ voters chose to decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by replacing their state's past criminal penalties with a $100 civil fine. For the same offense, Oregon penalizes its residents more than six times as harshly as Massachusetts.
For more information on the current legal status of marijuana, as well as information on use rates, arrests, and other helpful information, please see Marijuana In Oregon, authored by Dr. Jon Gettman, Ph.D.
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Support Medical Marijuana Bills in Congress
HELP! People Needing Medical Cannabis Across America. TAKE ACTION NOW!
This is a chain e-mail you can't refuse. Unlike most, this will actually
help you - and a whole buncha others - just by passing it on.
Cannabis consumer or not - from the folks just trying to take care of themselves or a loved one to those who simply see the expensive, immoral waste of making war on the sick and dying - everyone is affected by this issue.
There are a number of medical cannabis (marijuana) bills in play in
states across the US. We need to get the word out and people contacting
reps and officials and get this legislation into law.
To accomplish this you need to click on the following links and send a
message to all the reps and media you can on the issue. Then get
everybody else to do the same.
To do this you need to tell everybody you know. And can confide in.
Then/or anonymously tell everybody you don't know - or can't confide in.
Tell everybody you can by e-mailing a link to this website to them. Also phone call and visit. Take literature
with you and approach businesses, organizations and even people on the
street while you're out and about. Wear your pot-leaf shirt and register
voters, as feasible.
Organize an event or action item to attract people in order to inform,
educate and activate. Don't forget to alert the media!
Tell everybody else by Letters-to-the-Editor, displaying signage at
street corners and over-passes (wear trenchcoat, fedora and sunglasses
if afraid of exposure), and/or anonymously leaving literature and
posting on-line at places where people are likely to find it.
Coffeeshops are good places to leave printed material and you can go to
the websites of the local newspapers to post items as well. More ideas
and supporting tools via the links below.
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Thank you for your interest in voting in Oregon! Voting is how you can participate in
democracy and make your voice count.
Does my vote really count? Yes. In the 2002 election, in District 28 (southern Oregon), only
42 votes came between the two candidates. That means 22 votes would have changed the outcome,
and close elections like this are not unusual. Next time, the vote that changes the outcome
could be yours.
Just as with any other new activity, voting for the first time comes with questions and maybe
even a little anxiety. The following information should help answer any questions you may
have, ease the voting process, and empower you to become an active citizen.
If you have any questions please call our toll-free voter information line at 1-866-ORE-VOTE
(1-866-673-8683). The voter information line is available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm,
se habla Espanol. TTY services for the hearing impaired are available at
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Read the Voting in Oregon Guide www.uhavavote.org/votingguide/index.html. get to the link and others by visiting: www.oregonvotes.org/elec101.htm
The basics of Oregon State Voter Registration
You may register to vote in Oregon if:
1. You are a resident of Oregon.
2. You are a United States citizen.
3. You will be 18 years old by Election Day.
To register to vote or update your current registration:
(1.> Complete the Voter Registration Form
The form is in a fillable .pdf format. Open the form using the free
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and complete it online by tabbing through the fields and typing in the requested
(2.> Print the completed form and sign it. Mail the form to your
county elections office
or drop it off in person.
(3.> If you do not wish to complete the voter registration form online, you may print the form
and complete it using black ink.
Your county elections office will mail you a card to let you know that your registration was
received. If you are registering in Oregon for the first time, your completed voter registration
form must be postmarked by the 21st day before an election in order to vote in that election.
A voter who is unable, because of the disability, to sign their name should also complete the
Signature Stamp Attestation form. If
you have any questions, be sure to call your
county elections office.
Oregon Voter Registration Card. you may use this card to:. gregister to vote in Oregon.
The deadline to register to vote is the 21st day before an election.
a Voting in Oregon Guide :: registering to vote If this is your first time registering to vote
in Oregon, you must register at least 21 days before, and more.
A directory of Oregon candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress
in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election
office ... and state news sources. Find out how to register to vote, read about issues, and
join the Jackson County, Oregon, Democratic Central Committee.
Voting In Oregon. The following are some important facts about voting in Oregon. With the
General election coming up in November, you will soon be hearing a lot about issues that will
affect your life. Registering to vote in Oregon is a very simple and quick process, and now
that Oregon has vote-by-mail, the whole process is even easier. Watch for the Voters Pamphlet
in the mail, and make a difference by voting!
A note from the League Of Women Voters Of Oregon. Voters should understand a new law, passed by
the Oregon Legislature in 2005, which prohibits participating in more than one nominating
process. A voter must choose whether to (1) participate in the nominating process for an
independent or third party candidate or (2) vote a partisan Primary Election ballot.
If registered Democrats or Republicans vote in the Primary, they can no longer participate in
the nominating process for independent candidates. If minor party members participate in their
party's nominating convention for a particular office, they can no longer sign a petition for
an independent candidate for that office.
If you are registered as a Republican or Democrat and wish to sign a nominating petition for an
independent candidate, LWVOR suggests
by the April 25 deadline with your
county elections office
as "Not a Member of a Party." Re-registering would allow you to still vote the on the
nonpartisan offices and measures in the Primary Election; voters who are not registered as
Democrats or Republicans will receive ballots containing only these offices. After the
Primary, you can register again with your party of choice. If you do not want to re-register,
or have missed the deadline, the only way you can legally support the nomination of an
independent candidate is if you do not vote at all in the Primary Election. For more,
Multnomah County Voter Information - Frequently Asked Questions. Visit by clicking
Deschutes County Government, Oregon - Registering to Vote WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE? Anyone who
is: ? A resident of Oregon;. ? A United States citizen, and. ? At least 18 years of age by
Election Day. Click here.
Volunteer, read news, or register to vote on this site provided by the Democrats in Washington
County, Oregon. visit: www.washcodems.org
State Voter Registration Deadlines - U.S. Government Info/Resources. This table shows the last
day on which you can register to vote in each state,
and State Voter Registration Requirements - U.S. Government Info/Resources
BallotMeasure.com - Register to Vote in Oregon You can download the registration form
(in PDF format). If you need the Acrobat Reader to read this file, you can get it
here. Get your completed registration to your
local county clerk at the address shown below. The county elections office will mail you a
card to let you know that your registration was received. Please remember that for newly
registered voters, the card must be postmarked by the 21st day before an election in order
to vote in that election. If you have any questions, be sure to call your county elections
office. Click here for more.
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* They then mail the voter registration documents to you thru US Mail (postage paid
Approx. 5 - 10 business days.). You must sign the documents you receive after carefully
reading over the information to be sure it is correct.
* Once you sign the legal document, you will place it in an envelope they provide you that is
pre-addressed to the correct state department that will process your form.
* You will receive a voter registration card in the mail from your state department within 4
to 6 weeks after mailing in your registration.
That is all there is to it. They ask for a small fee of $6.95 plus a $3.00 postage and handling
fee to conduct these services for you. This fee covers the cost of paperwork, postage,
technology, and material. No other fees will occur.
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Help End the International War on Medical Cannabis (Marijuana)
Experts all agree that the most sensible policy is to regulate, but
politicians are afraid to touch the issue. In days, a global
commission including former heads of state and foreign policy chiefs
of the UN, EU, US, Brazil, Mexico and more will break the taboo and
publicly call for new approaches including decriminalization and
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This could be a once-in-a-generation tipping-point moment -- if
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Voter Suppression: The Unraveling of American
How will the American presidential election be won
in November 2012? By the Republicans buying the
election? Perhaps. But money cannot always buy an
election. That is why Republicans have spent the
last four to six years passing a spate of voter
suppression laws in "swing states" that will make it
more difficult and costly for the young, the elderly,
minorities, union members and single and elderly
women to cast a vote for Barack Obama.
Although the Republican effort is not exactly a
secret, few Americans are discussing it with the
urgency it deserves. The nonpartisan Brennan
Center for Justice at the New York University School
of Law says that since the start of 2011, 16 states --
which account for 214 electoral votes-have passed
restrictive voting laws. Each law is different: some
curb voter registration drives; others require new
and costly forms of identification; and still others
insist that voters produce government-issued photo
IDs at the polls.