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Marijuana in Oregon: 300,000 Users, New Restrictions will Increase Use

In Oregon we will approach 100,000 legal cardholders within about two years.

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(MOLALLA, Ore.) - My text comes partially from the Oregonian editorial June 11, 2011 Re Marijuana: “Seeing Through the Smoke” which again impugns or questions the efficacy of Medical Marijuana. It also seems to hail a U.S. Attorney in Portland for his “knowledge” of Marijuana as medicine in Oregon. He is funny/strange in his lack of knowledge. Both he and the Oregonian made many errors of fact and innuendo.

First of all they have few and mostly meaningless clues about Marijuana dispensaries. Oregon has about 35,000 or so Medical Cardholders and Caregiver Cardholders. All can grow and carry Marijuana. Friend-to-friend exchanges are the rule and cash is frequently exchanged (it costs money to grow Pot). Clubs are the users answer to the foolishly ambiguous laws. Even Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Shrunk says so!

Marijuana use is medical for many adults and there are a handful of minors who benefit from its use as well. For some it is like coffee, a mild medical stimulant or wine, a mild medical tranquilizer.

Many teenagers have access to Marijuana. I’m taking as my text Parade Magazine June 12, 2011 Re: The Underage Drinking Epidemic in which they point out that by 12th grade 41% of students have used alcohol in the past 30 days. In college 72% have used. It is known that Marijuana is about as easy to acquire as alcohol. Almost none of these are Marijuana Cardholders, so the target must be the very sick Medical Cardholders.

Oregon Partnership found that 35 to 46% of High Schoolers “knew” someone with a card. Children under 18 can get a card only through their parents. Maybe 100 children have such cards.

About the 300,000 Marijuana users, this is a U.S. Government figure.

In Oregon we will approach 100,000 legal cardholders within about two years. There are also about 560,000 school students in Oregon. At least about 10% use Marijuana when they want to or can. That is 56,000 of the users. Again, almost none have cards. The U.S. Attorney should ask his college children what percent are smoking. Even TIME Magazine June 20, 2011, page 11, points out that Marijuana use has increased 8.5% between 1998 and 2008.

NEITHER THE ATTORNEYS NOR THE LEGISLATURE CAN SLOW THE USE OF THIS MEDICINE!!!

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Emerson February 24, 2013 6:00 am (Pacific time)

New York marijuana ofnefses and penalties:25 g or less (first offense) civil citation $10025 g or less (second offense) civil citation $20025 g or less (3rd offense) misdemeanor 5 days and/or fine $25025 g to 2 oz misdemeanor 3 months $5002 to 8 oz class A misdemeanor 1 year and/or fine $1,0008 to 16 oz (first felony) class E felony 1-4 years and/or fine,if second offense- 3-4 years (mandatory bd jail sentence) $5,00016 oz to 10 lbs (first felony) class D felony 1 15 years and/or fine,if 2nd offense mandatory bd jail sentence $5,000More than 10 lbs (first felony) class C felony 1 15 years and/or fine,if 2nd offense mandatory bd jail sentence $5,000*Includes any amount in public where marijuana is burning or open to public view.Sale or Cultivation2 oz or less gift class B misdemeanor 3 months and/or fine $50024 g sale class A misdemeanor 1 year and/or fine $1,00025 g to 4 oz (first felony) class E felony 1 4 years,if second felony 3-4 years (mandatory bd jail sentence) $5,0004 to 16 oz (first felony) class D felony 1-7 years(probation if no prior felony) $5,00016 oz to 10 lbs (first felony) class C felony 1-5 years and/or fine,if second felony 4-7 years (mandatory bd jail sentence) $5,00010 lbs or more (first felony) class C felony 1-15 years and/or fineif second felony 6-15 years (mandatory bd jail sentence) Sale to a minor (first felony) class D felony 1 7 years $5,000Miscellaneous (paraphernalia, license suspensions, drug tax stamps, etc )Paraphernalia possession (must be dirty paraphernalia) misdemeanor 1 year $1,000Details Possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana is punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense. For the second offense, the penalty increases to a $200 fine and for subsequent ofnefses the fine increases to $250 and a maximum of 15 days in jail time may be imposed. Possession of greater than 25 grams or possession of any amount in public where the marijuana is burning or open to public view, is a class B misdemeanor and is punishable by up to three months in jail and a fine up to $500. For possession of greater than two ounces, the penalty increases to a possible one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000. Possession of greater than eight ounces increases the penalties to a possible one to one and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. The penalties for possession of greater than 16 ounces are one to two and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. For possession of any amount greater than 10 pounds, the penalty is one to five and half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.Delivery or manufacture of two grams or less of marijuana for no remuneration is punishable by up to three months in jail and a fine up to $500. For delivery or manufacture of 25 grams or less, the penalty is up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000. For amounts greater than 25 grams, the penalty increases to one to one and a half years in jail and a fine up to $5,000. Delivery or manufacture of greater than four ounces is punishable by one to two and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. For any amount greater than 16 ounces, the penalty increases to one to five and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.Any sale or delivery to a minor is punishable by one to two and a half years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.Possession or sale of paraphernalia is punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine up to $1,000.


AncientMedicine June 29, 2011 1:04 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for keeping up the good fight, Dr. Leveque

Your informed persistence in the face of the ignorant and misguided opposition is inspirational and admirable.

“An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.”

Mahatma Gandhi


AncientMedicine June 29, 2011 1:03 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for keeping up the good fight, Dr. Leveque Your informed persistence in the face of the ignorant and misguided opposition is inspirational and admirable. “An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.” Mahatma Gandhi

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