Recreational MJ Bill Passes Oregon Committee
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Recreational MJ Bill Passes Oregon Committee
Posted by CN Staff on June 26, 2015 at 05:22:19 PT
 By Saul Hubbard, The Register-Guard
Source: Register-Guard
Salem -- Oregonians over the age of 21 would be allowed to purchase recreational marijuana at existing medical marijuana dispensaries starting Oct. 1, under a bill approved Thursday by a key legislative committee.Recreational users would be limited to buying one quarter- ounce of dried marijuana and four immature plants from the dispensaries, under Senate Bill 460. They would not be able to buy recreational marijuana infused oils or edible products at the dispensaries. Until the state is able to get its new sales taxation system up and running in January 2016, recreational sales will be untaxed.
The question of when to start recreational sales was one of the last decisions before the joint House and Senate committee tasked with implementing Measure 91, the legalization initiative passed by voters last November.Dispensary owners and others pushed for a start as early as July 1, when recreational marijuana possession and growing becomes legal. They argued it doesn’t make sense to have nowhere for recreational users to legally buy the product, and that immediate sales would help stimulate demand when many dispensaries are struggling to turn a profit.But an early start is firmly opposed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which argued the full recreational marijuana regulation system should be up and running first. They have targeted a start to recreational sales in mid-2016.Several lawmakers on the joint committee expressed disappointment Thursday that they weren’t able to start sales on July 1 or shortly thereafter. But an Oct. 1 start was more palatable to the rest of the Legislature, they said.Sen. Ginny Burdick, a Portland Democrat, said that the proposal “is probably a middle ground.”“It’s something for us to get a legal (sales) channel” going, she added.Sen. Floyd Prozanski, a Eugene Democrat, said he was a “firm believer in an on-time start.”“We’re setting up a system where we’ll have a three-month period ... with illegal sales to people who can legally posses recreational” marijuana, he said.SB 460 now heads to the Senate floor.Cities and counties that voted more than 55 percent against legalizing marijuana would still be allowed to ban medical dispensaries completely through a vote of their elected officials under a separate bill, which is headed for approval.Source: Register-Guard, The (OR)Author: Saul Hubbard, The Register-GuardPublished: June 26, 2015Copyright: 2015 The Register-GuardContact: rgletters guardnet.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on June 27, 2015 at 09:27:02 PT
I saw Bill Bennett on TV years ago, promoting his wars and hatred. He was ranting about drugs and he got off onto why people use them. He got spluttering verklempt. "I'll tell you why. And my handlers told me not to say this... but I'm saying it anyway! They do it for PLEASURE! That's right. Of course! That's what they do it for. PLEASURE!" He was hissing, sneering, and ranting and saying "Pleasure" like it was something outrageously and unbearably foul. That search for a cure for liking or needing cannabis has lead to deadly things before. How dare Bennett and others of his ilk think they should have the power to prevent others from experiencing pleasure.Take away a person's sense of pleasure at consuming an herb, or the help it is to them, and replace it with depression and suicidal tendencies. It's alright for them to use powerful pharmaceutical chemicals to achieve their desired and not doubt, to them, pleasurable effect of watching someone else giving up their pleasure in cannabis. That sounds a lot like murder to me. That's Prohibitionist smarts, for you. Again. Remember when they wanted to kill every marijuana plant on earth? Sure, they want to keep a few samples of small pox and polio alive, but not cannabis.I guess Bennett's problem is he's just "A gamblin man"... and we all know, "A gamblin man's got no sense, anyway."And he's one of their leaders.
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on June 26, 2015 at 23:33:16 PT
The way the government spends money...
Three million isn't that much, in that particular scheme... but what a wicked, stupid, and foul waste of resources!There's lots better ways to use that money.It's disturbing in many ways and infuriating, as well.
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Comment #1 posted by Hope on June 26, 2015 at 23:26:53 PT
And then there is this disturbing bit of news.
Marijuana addiction drug research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages legalization's a poll on that page, too.
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