And now? The process.
As the final act of the Advisory Committee, Dr. Grant Higginson, Head of DHS, asked for review of the
information on the proposed changes by the LAC via attachments that accompanied an e-mail message.
Earlier, Senator Morrisette requested that DHS/OMMP (the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program of the
Department of Human Services) convene the Committee with an expectation that a consensus proposal
would be developed for the 2005 Legislative Session to modify the current
Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. See About the LAC.
The first attachment is a report for
Senator Morrisette prepared by Dr. Higginson describing the Committee's activities
The second attachment is
The Draft of the suggested "potential" legislative
language drafted to capture several major points of discussion.
The Draft is currently before Sen. Morrisette, the latest version of the documents
were sent on or about September 15, 2004.
MERCY will make every effort to make sure the relevent documentation is up-to-date and
accurately reflect the Change and Committee process and outcome.
See Library for current list of objects we've been able to store so far.
There may be more alterations before the text is ready for final consideration.
At that point Sen. Morrisette may agree to attempt to effect all or part of these changes.
But, then, due to political realities and variables, he may not be able to present the finished product,
much less push it through. Or, something else completely different may happen.
In any case, Patients and those who care for & about them need to get involved
and at least talk up the relevent issues in e-mail lists, LTEs and such.
CardHolders, activist groups and interested parties should attend or send representatives
to every public meeting and hearing.
Nine other documents are referred to in the report, which are documents distributed at
Committee meetings. If you would like a copy of one or
more of the documents, you can try to contact the Program and get them sent to you -or- wait for
MERCY to post as we get copies -or- point to the most current source.
See Making Contact.
NOTE: These are just some of the changes currently happening or being proposed
that we know about, and not all are due to the LAC -
click here to see more.
If you have any more information about the status of the LAC changes, please communicate!
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