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   Initiative 24 notes and information I - 24, Oregon Marijuana Policy Intiative (OMPI). [Legalization]

   Initiative by Sensible Oregon notes and information Initiative by Sensible Oregon; Removes criminal and civil penalties, for adults 21 and over, for possession, cultivation, and use of marijuana. [Legalization]

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Legislative items from year 2011 2011, Legislative items

   Senate Bill 777 notes and information SB 777, Removes Conditions from Qualifying List.

   House Bill 3202 notes and information HB 3202, Guts OMMA for Law Enforcements Sake.

   House Bill 2982 notes and information HB 2982, Denies "Card", and Medicine thereby, for Felony Convictions.


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   Initiative 28 notes and information I-28, the Dispensary Initiative

   Initiative 73 notes and information I-73, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA) Initiative


Legislative items from year 2009 2009, Legislative items

   Initiative 28 notes and information I-28, the Dispensary Initiative

   Senate Bill 388 notes and information 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.

   Senate Bill 426 notes and information SB 426, Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace

   Senate Bill 427 notes and information SB 427, Relates to drug-free workplace policies; Requires applicant for medical marijuana registry identification card to notify employer before using marijuana, etc.

   House Bill 956 notes and information HB 956, Sponsored by COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (at the request of Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, Oregon District Attorneys Association, Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association and Oregon Partnership) -- Modifies definitions related to marijuana for purposes of certain criminal laws; Declares emergency, effective on passage.

   House Bill 957 notes and information HB 957, Modifies provisions of Oregon Medical Marijuana Act; Declares emergency, effective on passage.

   House Bill 958 notes and information HB 958, Modifies provisions in Oregon Medical Marijuana Act related to designated primary caregivers; Declares emergency, effective on passage.

   House Bill 959 notes and information HB 959, Modifies provisions of Oregon Medical Marijuana Act; Declares emergency, effective on passage.

   House Bill 960 notes and information HB 960, Requires Department of Human Services to revoke registry identification card, marijuana grow site registration card or designated primary caregiver identification card of person who refuses inspection; Removes exception from criminal liability for person who refuses inspection; Declares emergency, effective on passage.

   House Bill 2313 notes and information HB 2313, a Land Use bill that could effect Dispensarys

   House Bill 2497 notes and information HB 2497, Relating to employment; Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace

   House Bill 2503 notes and information HB 2503, Relating to medical marijuana in the workplace; Prohibits discrimination in employment under certain circumstances, etc.

   House Bill 3274 notes and information HB 3274, Directs Department of Human Services to establish and operate marijuana production facility and distribute marijuana to pharmacies for dispensing to medical marijuana cardholders and designated primary caregivers, and more.

   House Bill 3371 notes and information HB 3371, Relating to driving under the influence of marijuana; declaring an emergency.


Legislative items from year 2007 2007, Legislative items

   House Bill 465 notes and information SB465, a Fire-em-All-and-let-God-sort-out bill


Legislative items from year 2005 2005, Legislative items

   House Bill 1085 notes and information SB1085, needs your attention
   Senate Bill 2693 notes and information HB2693, the "dumb bill gone bad" bill
   Senate Bill 3457 notes and information HB3457, the "Forfeiture" bill
   House Bill 717 notes and information SB717, the anti-Medical Marijuana bill
   House Bill 772 notes and information SB772, the pro-Medical Marijuana bill
   House Bill 2485 notes and information HB2485, the anti-Meth & Marijuana bill
   Senate Bill 294 notes and information SB294, the Hemp bill
   Senate Bill 397 notes and information SB397, Denies Benefits
   Senate Bill 2695 notes and information HB2695, DUI & 2nd-Hand Smoke
   House Bill 5077 notes and information HB5077, the "Rob the Sick and Dying Pot-heads" bill

Legislative items from year 2003 2003, Legislative items

   House Bill 2939 notes and information HB2939, a previous bad Medical Marijuana bill

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Summary: Sponsored by Representatives ESQUIVEL, GARRARD; Representatives HANNA, KRIEGER, MATTHEWS, SCHAUFLER, SPRENGER, THATCHER, Senator ATKINSON -- Relating to medical use of marijuana.

Modifies provisions of Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. SUMMARY of some of the items:

  • Removes caregivers; Appears to eliminate the caregiver designation altogether

  • Removes anyone under 18 years of age.

  • Increases the time since a felony drug conviction until a person may be a designated grower from 5 to 15 years

  • Changes the requirement that an "attending physician" can authorize cards to new requirement that a patients "primary care physician" issue approval

  • LE would be given lists of growers by OHA.

  • Growers would have to agree to inspection by LE.

  • LE would be authorized to remove all plants, product and equipment if a grower is not in compliance (as opposed to removing the amts exceeding OMMA limits).

  • Changes plant limits to two mature and two seedlings and possession to one ounce.

  • Removes what little affirmative defense there is all-together.

  • Drastically changes the composition of the ACMM. And more.

The text on this Bill can be found in PDF format at: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measpdf/hb3200.dir/hb3202.intro.pdf

Status: Go here and enter the bill number - ie; "3202" for HB3202 - or other keyword to check on latest.


02/16 (H) Referred to Health Care with subsequent referral to Judiciary.

Rep. Esquivel had a small blurb in the Sunday Mail Tribune asking his constituents to read his bill (HB 3202) rolling back OMMA and let him know how they liked it. We suggest that you do just that! Fill his email inbox and phone lines with concise explanations of just how this bill would damage OMMP folks and subsequently cost Oregon in general. Send E-mails to - rep.salesquivel@state.or.us, and phone - 503-986-1406. Here > is an example.

History: go here, select Senate/House type of Measure and enter the bill number - ie; "3202" for HB3202 - or other keyword to To check up on bills and see their history.

02/09 (H) First reading. Referred to the desks of the Co-Speakers.
02/16 (H) Referred to Health Care with subsequent referral to Judiciary.


Testifying

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. You can find wording of the measures here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bills_laws/

you can listen to the hearings online here http://www.leg.state.or.us/listn/


Details:  

... to medical use of marijuana; creating new provisions; amending ORS ... who is responsible for a marijuana grow site. The marijuana grow site registration system adopted ... authority considers necessary. (b) A marijuana grow site may produce marijuana for no more than four ...

A copy of the Bill may be found online at:

http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measpdf/hb3200.dir/hb3202.intro.pdf

. and here .

http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb3200.dir/hb3202.intro.html


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respectfully, we suggest two main rules-of-thumb for letter writing to improve the liklihood of being published.

1. Write short declarative sentences as if you were speaking to a child, a small animal or a judge.

2. Limit yourself to 150 words.

Best of luck.


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Example #1

From: Greg Byers
Subject: HB 3202
To: rep.salesquivel@state.or.us
Date: Monday, February 21, 2011, 11:32 AM

Dear Rep. Esquivel, I must tell you I am very disappointed in your attempt to destroy the OMMA. It has been key in lowering the amount of opiate drugs I need to take for arthritis racked body. I am a US Navy combat veteran from the Vietnam era, a father and grandfather, a retired/disabled Master Honda Technician and am getting by on my social security check.

When the People of Oregon passed the OMMA in 1998 it was thought that very few people would need or want to use cannabis as medicine, since then it has seen much greater use than was thought possible because many more people found they got better relief from their multiple symptoms than the PhARMA drugs prescribed with far fewer bad side effects.

It has saved millions of dollars that the State would otherwise have used to help support people unable to live in their own homes. Alterations to the Program, like with HB3202, will raise the cost to the State and the Oregon Health Authority, the State Police and everyone on the program.

The program is self funding and takes nothing from the General Fund as a matter of fact it has put "excess" funds into the GF, helping close shortfalls in the budget, rather than funding improvements in the program's function and quality of service. Limiting the program will make it much more expensive for all patients on the program. Many patients require more than one ounce a month in order to be able to medicate with edibles made with cannabis rather than smoking it. My own needs are greater than the limits you recommend and will drive me into the black market that we are all trying to fight.

Please educate yourself more on the actual consequences of reforming the OMMA that your bill will destroy. The law enforcement agencies trying to influence you are upset with the citizens trying to legislate on their own regarding what is perceived as a bad law, the prohibition of cannabis for all purposes. Our LEOs are getting a bit to the outer edges of proper use of their time, coming up with multiple bad ideas regarding cannabis and wasting your time trying to get them into law. We have voted more than once to keep the OMMA and law enforcement has come to the Legislature every year saying, it's an emergency, the sky is falling or will fall, unless we do this, this and this!

The citizens elected you to see that the money they sent to the Oregon government is properly used and no harm is caused to Oregonians by passing malicious laws. This borders on that! LEO has repeatedly over stated the problems they perceive and attempted to make the OMMA untenable to those enrolled in the program.

Please rethink your bill and your support for the OMMA. It really does work for those using it within the law as currently written and those violating the law are getting caught already.

Thank you for your time and positive efforts.

Sincerely,

K. Greg Byers
860 E32nd Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97405
503-551-6797


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