Pubdate: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
Source: Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)
Copyright: 2012 The Oregonian
Author: Allan Erickson


Regarding the editorial: "Hooray for medical pot fees" (Oct. 9):

I fail to understand The Oregonian's continued belief in cannabis 
prohibition. I remind these editors that in 1998, recriminalization 
was rejected the same year that voters approved the Oregon Medical 
Marijuana Act. Oregonians apparently know what Oregonian editors 
don't -- marijuana is safe for adults and should not be illegal for adults.

Oregonians also accept cannabis as medicine. Considering there are 
hundreds of thousands of our state's citizens consuming pot and 
forced to buy it on the black market, I would think intelligent, 
business-minded (and freedom-loving) adults would embrace regulation 
over the failure of Prohibition (again).

I advocate expanding the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, lowering 
fees and adding conditions like PTSD.

Also, vote yes on Measure 80. Tell the feds the gig is up. Cannabis 
is not the fraud -- Prohibition II is.


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