Pubdate: Sun, 14 Mar 1999
Source: Oregonian, The (OR)
Copyright: 1999 The Oregonian
Contact:  1320 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
Fax: 503-294-4193
Author: Jayson R. Jones: Junction City, OR


Rep. Kevin Mannix, R-Salem, does not think the voters of Oregon know
what they are doing, or at least that is what his office told me. It
seems the Medical Marijuana Act is in danger of being nullified.

After my conversation with Mannix's office, I called the office of
House Speaker Lynn Snodgrass. I was told that, yes, the will of the
voters can be thwarted by the Legislature. Lawmakers can overrule the
voters, and it will cost the people the price and effort of another
initiative signature gathering, another campaign and another vote, to
repeat what they have said once.

We can short-circuit this by phoning our representatives and
Snodgrass. Whether or not you agree with the Medical Marijuana Act,
you should be outraged that the will of the voters can be nullified so

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