The Drug Policy Forum of Oregon (DPFOR network) includes these groups,
both pro and con on the issue >
* Drug Policy Foundation (DPF)
* Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH)
* Oregon drug policy news from MAP (MAPinc/OR)
* Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse (MAMA), Mosier, Ore.
* Oregon Medical Association (OMA)
* Oregon Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
* Oregon State Health Division (ODHS)
* Oregon State Police (OSP)
* Oregonians for Medical Rights (OMR)
* Oregonians For Personal Privacy (OPP)
* Regional Drug Initiative (RDI)
* Schaffer Library
* Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA)
* Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii (DPFHI)
Visit the DPFOR Network home page >
< for the latest and to link.
including, The DPFOR e-List itself
The Drug Policy Forum (ListServe) of Oregon is an e-mail discussion list dedicated to planning
and discussing strategy for drug policy reform within Oregon. This is a private list.
Subscribers must be approved by two members.
The list is hosted by The Media Awareness Project Inc.
(MAPinc.org) and DrugSense
If you are interesting in joining the DPFOR mailing list, please introduce yourself by filling
out the following brief form on this page >
NOTE: the DPFOR list, like a number of other DPF e-lists
(click here for a list),
are for discussion of drug policies in general, not just marijuana issues.
However, it is fair to say that the majority of posts to all the DPF
state lists are marijuana related. For some, like the DPF Texas list,
it is only a slight majority, for others it is a fairly substantial majority.
All of the lists have standards. The first is that ad hominem attacks
- attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his
argument - are not allowed. The second is that the open promotion of
acts that are currently illegal under state and federal law will not
be tolerated. For example, selling of drugs,
or damaging of police cars (yes, someone once advocated that on one
of the DPF lists, and was unable to understand why they could not allow
messages like that).
That said, DPFOR is among the lists with the most daily posts of the
181 lists DrugSense currently hosts. It is, without question, the
most contentious, and the list where the most violations of the
standards happen. And, yes, this does drive good activists from the
list, or cause them to not read much of the email posted to it.
Mark Greer, the executive director of DrugSense, long ago addressed
the subject of ad hominem attacks. He wrote:
Praise in Public, Criticize in Private!
Thus if you feel you must send a message to someone telling them they
are full of it for something they posted to this list, send it to
them, not the list! Folks understand it is a hard standard to always
follow and it is not used as an excuse to kick folks off.
Also NOTE: the DPF organization was named at a hearing in Congress where
congresscritters also suggested George Soros be prosecuted under RICO!
Their superb legal team put together by the National Lawyers Guild and
others advises them not to allow their lists, forums or services to be
used to advocate actually participating in illegal activities - as
opposed to discussing reform issues.
Others respect that standard.
For example, Marc Emery is a member of lists DPF hosts for free, like
this one, and has been for many years. He advocates reform efforts on
the lists. But he never promoted or linked to his seed business. He
showed respect and understanding for the limits DPF asks folks to observe.
The same is true for the owners of medicinal marijuana outlets on the
lists. They have never promoted their outlets, though they do discuss
the raids, etc.
To get a feel for the conversation, see the history of DPFOR posts which are now archived at:
b.t.w- DrugSense hosts a number of mailing lists for various regional and topical focus groups.
for a list visit: drugsense.org/lists