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Oregon: Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 Is About Civil Rights

Nearly 10 years after opening the first cannabis cafe in the United States, Oregon NORML (ornorml.org) executive director Madeline Martinez is appealing directly to legislators in Salem to pass a bill sponsored by Senator Lew Frederick (D-Portland) that would finally legalize

Oregon: Retail Marijuana Sales To Begin

Regulations permitting state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries to also engage in retail sales to those ages 21 or older take effect on Thursday, October 1. An estimated 200 facilities are anticipated to begin providing cannabis to adults. Customers will be permitted

Oregon: Retail Cannabis Sales To Begin October 1

Democrat Gov. Kate Brown has signed emergency legislation expediting the retail sales of cannabis in Oregon to those age 21 and older. Senate Bill 460 permits state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to also engage in cannabis sales to non-medical persons beginning

Legalization Arrives in Oregon! It’s the Smell of Freedom.

Oregon has now joined the growing list of states that have fully legalized marijuana. In November of 2014 the voters of Oregon approved Measure 91, with 56 percent of the vote, ending marijuana prohibition and legalizing recreational use. Under the

Oregon: Midnight Tonight — Law Takes Effect Permitting Adults To Consume Cannabis

Legislation takes effect at midnight tonight permitting adults to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use. Fifty-six percent of state voters approved Measure 91 in November, which allows those over the age of 21 to legally possess up to one

Oregon Becomes the Third State to Legalize Marijuana

At time of writing, 54.5% of the vote in Oregon has been counted and analysts and media outlets are calling it a victory for Oregon’s Measure 91 to legalize and regulate marijuana. With that amount counted, the totals are 55.1%

Oregon Ballot Measure 91: Will Third Time Be The Charm?

As we approach the midterm elections on November 4th, I want to focus on the two statewide voter initiatives that seek to fully legalize marijuana in Alaska and Oregon. This week I will examine the proposal in Oregon, known as

Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Earlier today, the Democratic Party of Oregon came out in support of Measure 91, which would legalize and regulate the adult use, cultivation, and sale of marijuana in the state. These endorsements were made by a “voting body comprised of

It’s Official: Oregon Legalization Initiative Qualifies For The 2014 Ballot

Oregon voters will decide this November in favor of a statewide initiative to regulate the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana. State election officials today announced that petitioners, New Approach Oregon, had submitted enough valid signatures from registered voters

Oregon: Marijuana Initiative Backers Turn In 145,000 Signatures For Proposed 2014 Ballot Measure

Proponents of a statewide initiative to regulate the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana have turned in 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. The total is almost twice the number of signatures from registered voters necessary to

Oregon: Governor Signs Law Authorizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber today signed legislation, House Bill 3460, into law establishing regulations for the creation of state-licensed medical cannabis facilities. The law tasks the Oregon Health Authority with crafting rules and regulations over the following nine months to

Oregon: Lawmakers Finalize Measure to License Medicinal Cannabis Dispensaries

Members of the Oregon House and Senate have given final approval to House Bill 3460, which licenses medicinal cannabis dispensaries statewide. Senate members approved an amended version of the bill by an 18 to 12 vote on July 3. House

Oregon: Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Measures to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Members of the Oregon House and Senate have given final approval to two separate legislative measures, Senate Bill 40 and Senate Bill 82, to reduce penalties related to certain marijuana possession offenses. Senate Bill 40 amends the criminal code to

Oregon: Governor Signs Measure to Expand State’s Medical Cannabis Program to Include Patients With Post Traumatic Stress

Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber on Thursday signed legislation, Senate Bill 281, into law to allow patients with post-traumatic stress to be eligible to engage in the therapeutic use of cannabis. The new Oregon law expands the state’s existing medical marijuana

Oregon Legislature Approves PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Last week, the Oregon House of Representatives voted 36 to 23 in favor of Senate Bill 281, which adds Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition to the state’s medical marijuana program. Speaking in favor of the bill,

Marijuana Legalization Measure Introduced in Oregon

Legislation has been introduced in Oregon by the House Committee on Revenue that would legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana. House Bill 3371 would establish a regulatory system, similar to the one in place in the state for

Call for Cannabis: Dial to Help Pass Measure 80 to Legalize Marijuana in Oregon

The only polling data we have for Oregon’s legalization initiative, Measure 80, shows a very close race with a massive number of undecided voters. In a September survey of 633 registered voters by SurveyUSA, 37% of voters said they were

And Then There Were Three: Oregon to Vote on Marijuana Legalization in November

The Oregon secretary of state’s office completed the legalization trifecta this afternoon when they announced the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 2012 (OCTA) officially qualified for the November ballot. Oregon now joins Washington and Colorado on the list of states

NORML SHOW LIVE #897 – This Just In, Oregon Ducks Smoke Pot!

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Oregon Patients Revolt Over Outrageous Fee Increases

Tomorrow, October 1st, through questionably legal means (more on that later), the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program will begin a new fee structure amounting to as much as a 750% increase for the poorest sick and disabled patients.  Many patients are