To the Editor,
Well here is my LTE to the Ashland opinion piece below.
In your opinion piece, "33 ALLOWS LEEWAY FOR MARIJUANA", you show a remarkable understanding of exactly what Measure 33 will mean to medical marijuana patients across the state. Under current OMMP (Oregon Medical Marijuana Program) guidelines, patients may only possess a maximum of three dried ounces at any one time. This leaves a lot of low income patients who only can afford their medicine if they grow outdoors, scrambling most of the year to find their medicine. Allowing them to keep more of their harvest will relieve them of this problem.
I know that many may think that six pounds of marijuana may sound excessive, not forgetting this amount it must last an entire year, when a patient ingests their marijuana through eating it, they require more than those who smoke it or vaporize it. Besides six pounds is what the federal government gives their 7 medical marijuana patients and have been giving them for over 20 years.
Please support Measure 33. It has the needed changes that will make Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program the most effective and best one for patients currently available in the US.