SB 388 was introduced by Senator MORRISETTE - for the Stormy Ray Foundation (SRF) in conjunction with Law Enforcement Organizarions (LEO) -- and is Relating to medical marijuana.
SB 388 Decreases amount of marijuana that may be possessed by persons responsible for marijuana grow sites to 24 ounces, among other bad and un-necessary things. We suggest that the clearly evident weaknesses and problems with this bill be politely pointed out by those who do not wish to see the patients and our program burdened by this collection of meddlesome and downright harmful provisions. PLEASE make sure this bill is killed.
We are disappointed that the legislators are again placed in position where they are faced with a bill which is so flawed in what it presents and so absolutely lacking in what it needs, conditions which would not exist if the bill had been the work of more than one narrow, narrow segment of the OMMP registrants and the program's certified enemies.
If the contents of the bill had been vetted by the entire mmj community it would be a more solid useful piece of legislation rather than the unthought out collection of bad ideas that it is. SB 388 must die.
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The official text on this Bill can be found in PDF format at:
There was a Hearing on this bill on Wednesday, Mar. 4, at 8AM in Salem, there is another scheduled for Monday, April 20th.
We hope everyone can continue to attend these important hearings and help the committee understand the problems patients will be facing - and subsequent burden to the taxpayers - if the bill passes out.
01/28 (S) Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.
02/05 (S) Referred to Human Services and Rural Health Policy, then Ways and Means.
03/02 (S) Public Hearing held.
03/04 (S) Public Hearing held.
04/20 (S) Work Session scheduled.
Each speaker called to testify will have two minutes to address the
committee. The order of testimony may be managed to ensure that all
points of view on these measures are presented.
Staff respectfully requests that you submit 25 collated copies of written
materials at the time of your testimony and, if possible, an electronic
copy of materials provided to staff 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Persons making presentations including the use of video, DVD, PowerPoint or
overhead projection equipment are asked to contact committee staff and
provide an electronic copy 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Whether you want to testify or not, it would be good to come to Salem for any hearings. It
would be especially good to try to schedule a meeting with your Senator -or- Representative
before the meeting, possible.
As with coming to court, if you decide to attend hearings, please dress appropriately and be
polite and respectful.
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If you cannot attend, Please write and testify.
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> Permits medical marijuana cardholders to possess certain amounts of hashish and food and
tincture that incorporate marijuana or hashish.
> Changes amounts of marijuana that medical marijuana cardholder and primary caregiver may
> Decreases amount of marijuana that may be possessed by persons responsible for marijuana
grow sites to 24 ounces. Creates exception to allow persons responsible for marijuana grow sites to
store medical marijuana cardholders marijuana if cardholder cannot store marijuana at cardholders
> Increases allowable size of marijuana seedlings.
> Directs Department of Human Services to prepare manual describing rights and obligations of
medical marijuana cardholders, primary caregivers, and persons responsible for marijuana grow
sites, and requires those persons to state in applications for registry identification cards that they
have read manual.
> Directs department to establish investigation and dispute resolution procedures for certain disputes.
A copy of the Bill may be found online at:
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