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5 Reasons Why Oregon's Weed Legalization Initiative Is the Most Radical on the November Ballots

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: marijuana referendum in Oregon, elections, government, politics, news, usa, americans )

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Oregon's ballot is breaking new political ground -- maybe too fast for its citizens and the country's pace of drug reform.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 3:20 am
Will be interesting to see how the federal government plans to respond.

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:33 am
interesting, thanks Cal

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Tuesday October 9, 2012, 5:52 am

Janet Solomon (231)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 8:10 am
Thanks, Cal! Considering the Declaration of Independence is written on hemp paper, one of Thomas Jefferson's primary crops, & he was wearing a hemp shirt as he took his oath to be President, I can't think of any crop MORE American than that! Namaste, sweetie! xo

Michael Kirkby (91)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 4:53 pm
Three of the stupidest and most myopic actions ever taken by the US government were prohibition; the criminalization of hemp along with marijuana; and last but not least, Reagan's war on drugs. Laughable since the CIA and the US government have been the biggest purchasers and distributors of illegal drugs via various agencies. How else do you finance all those dirty little wars; black ops and secret R&D not to mention programming of children.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 11:46 pm
As long as people can be assured that their airline pilots, train drivers and surgeons are not tainted by Marijuana.
In fact, I should not like anyone with any responsibility for others be under the influence.That would include parents; especially parents. If they can have a lifestyle where all they can do is destroy themselves, then who would stand in their way? It's their right.
The hemp that Jefferson's shirt was made from did not have nearly the amount of Cannabis in it that modern, selected and possibly GM Marijuana plants contain.

Diane O. (194)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:00 am
marijuana is a gateway drug for our young people.

Lois Jordan (61)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:48 pm
Noted & thanks for posting, Cal. I hope voters pass this. Reform is the key to ending the steady flow of incarceration for this non-violent offense. Many, many people depend on the medicinal value of cannabis simply to have some "quality of life" in their final days. Many others have found other medicinal uses such as for migraines, or nausea. In fact, the real gateway drug has always been alcohol--it's destructive force has permeated our society for centuries. No, I don't believe minors should have legal access to either alcohol or cannabis.
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