Medical Marijuana Group to Protest Outside The Oregonian


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This editorial that ran over the weekend in The Sunday Oregonian has inflamed a medical marijuana group to call for a protest Thursday, July 29 outside the newspaper. Oregon Green Free CEO Jim Klahr says his group was unhappy that the daily called an upcoming medical marijuana ballot measure a “charade.” The group also took offense to The Oregonian's use of quotation marks around ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Two Initiatives Qualify For The Oregon Ballot


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Two very different initiatives have turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the Oregon ballot this November. Secretary of State Kate Brown announced today that Initiative Petitions 13 and 28 each have more than the required 82,769 valid signatures required of a statutory change to qualify for the ballot. Initiative Petition 13, a Kevin Mannix measure, would impose mandatory minimum ...   More
 
Friday, July 16, 2010 HANK STERN

Want to End the War on Marijuana? Then Sign This Petition.


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Oregon's medical marijuana backers can light up (with joy) about a new national campaign while they're busy campaigning locally for an initiative this fall to create a system statewide of dispensaries. Bloggers and students are waging a national battle for marijuana legalization with a petition to President Obama asking the federal government to end its opposition to legalizing the drug. Jane ...   More
 
Monday, August 9, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

What One Original Medical Marijuana Supporter Thinks of Measure 74


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Stormy Ray, one of the original petitioners back in 1998 for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, is opposing the medical marijuana initiative that's on the Oregon ballot this November. That initiative, Measure 74, would create a system of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon for the 36,000-plus people who, like Ray, have medical marijuana cards. Ray's views are already inflaming supporters ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Sarah Jacoby

Medical Marijuana Group Finally Meets With Oregonian Editor


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Never say we bogarted the medical marijuana stories today. In response to this protest, which was in response to this editorial dismissing the merits of medical marijuana in The Oregonian, Oregon Green Free finally met this morning with Bob Caldwell, the daily's editorial page editor. Jim Klahr, CEO for Oregon Free, says the meeting was “pretty positive” and that the medical marijuana ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Sarah Jacoby

More Tokers than Texans and Other Odd Gems from the National Pot Conference


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There are more tokers than Texans! So declared Russ Belville, outreach coordinator for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws during a session called "Using Data to Make Your Case for Legalization." The occasion was NORML's 2010 national conference. And the setting was the 100-year-old Governor Hotel, better known as the home of City Club's Friday Forums. Until Saturday, ...   More
 
Friday, September 10, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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