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drug war | government oregon elections 2004

YES on 33

there has been opposition to this measure's requirement that each county must set up a dispensary. however, the measure would not prevent a pharmacy to expand and include medical marijuana in their mix of drugs. without a dispensary in each county, people who were too sick to grow would have to find a friend to travel long and far to pick up their prescription. the county dispensary would pay for itself. this wouldn't really put the county out.

marijuana is a great pain killer. many of the mainstream pharmaceutical pain killers cause more damage in the long term for conditions like arthritis. but the fear of marijuana that's been instilled in our society over decades by those who profit from cigarettes, alcohol, textiles and newspapers - industries which would be altered if cannabis sativa were legal to grow - have kept this plant substance out of our radar.

there has been opposition to this measure's requirement that each county must set up a dispensary. however, the measure would not prevent a pharmacy to expand and include medical marijuana in their mix of drugs. without a dispensary in each county, people who were too sick to grow would have to find a friend to travel long and far to pick up their prescription. the county dispensary would pay for itself. this wouldn't really put the county out.

dispensaries would simply need to be run by a non-profit, so the pharmacy could add a shelf of marijuana and essentially sublet that small space to a non-profit. it would be easy to make an arrangement with a non-profit, or create one themselves. if the measure passes, there would be more patients since people who can't afford to go to an MD could go to a nurse or a ND and get the card. this would create more business, and it would be in the better interest of the pharmacies to add medical marijuana to the menu.

the writers of the measure put this in to prevent companies like r.j. reynolds from abuse of the plant. doug mcvay, proponent of measure 33, said: "they thought that this was better than for-profit corporations who could therefore gouge patients and line the pockets of the shareholders. there is also a lot more scrutiny over non-profits."

call the office if you have any last minute questions! 503-226-3399

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Sad Day For Patients (?) 02.Nov.2004 20:48

medical cannabis patient

As I write, at 8:40 pm Election night, Measure 33 is projected to be defeated by a 55% - 44% vote.

I still hold out in hope that the projection, based on 23% of votes being counted, will be wrong, and that when I awake tomorrow it will be to a new day of freedom from fear of LEO involvment in my medical issues.

As a patient, I would like to thank all those who have spent some or all of the last two or more years working to get measure 33 onto the ballot - for all of us.

John Sajo, Lee Berger, and scores more all deserve our thanks, no matter tonight's outcome.

not now john 02.Nov.2004 20:54

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we gotta get outta here.we have been hijacked by bush and his friend osama.a bunch of caucasoids at war with each other and the blacks and the environment suffer.afghanis and iraqis are largely caucasoid.they are the same tribe as euro caucasians, just slightly tan sometimes.race isnt just color, its other features\.the beard and heavy body hair of osama are caucasian features.the long high nasal bridge.they are NOT ''sand niggers'''.that shows how ignorant americans are.its just the lighter whites versus the tanner ''caucasians''.they are not negroid.the east caucasoids versus the west caucasoids , and the africoids and other majestic species suffer for you 9inanities.i cant look at you people sometimes,your apathy is revolting.you are so apoiled.you got everything you ever needed.a home a ''relationship'' friends etc.some worlds peoples just get tortured.i have to leave jnow , your stench is overwhelming