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2015, Legislative items
House Bill 2546 - Relating to inhalants; Defines (inhalant delivery system), Amends laws concerning sale of tobacco products to, and use of tobacco products by, minors so those laws equally apply to inhalant delivery systems.
House Bill 2636 - Relating to medical marijuana registration, authorizing physician; Prohibits if physician has provided for 450 or more persons.
House Bill 2668 - Relating to industrial hemp; Repeals statutes requiring industrial hemp growers and handlers to be licensed by State Department of Agriculture.
House Bill 2754 - Relating to immunity for persons who seek medical assistance; Exempts person from arrest and prosecution for certain offenses and finding of violation of terms of release or supervision if person contacts emergency medical services or law enforcement agency to obtain necessary medical assistance for other person due to drug-related overdose.
House Bill 2781 - Relating to prohibition against registry identification card holders at child care facilities; Prohibits Office of Child Care from certifying, registering, recording or providing state funds to child care facility when person with regular presence at facility possesses medical marijuana card.
House Bill 2980 - Authorizes defendant to request district attorney to approve extension of marijuana possession diversion period.
Senate Bill 320 - Allows food establishment located within residential dwelling to produce limited amounts of certain foods for sale to public without being regulated by State Department of Agriculture.
Senate Bill 364 - Relating to the classification of marijuana offenses; Requires court to use current classification of marijuana offenses when determining if person is eligible for order setting aside conviction.
Senate Bill 417 - Relating to retail sale of products used to deliver substances into a person's respiratory system; Requires premises where person makes retail sales of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems to be licensed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission, exempts medical and adult cannabis use.
Senate Bill 445 - Relating to disclosure of information to consumers of marijuana; info on harmful effects of marijuana on pregnant women and potential for marijuana to cause birth defects.
Senate Bill 460 - Relating to marijuana facilities and children; Directs Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules providing for relocation of registered medical marijuana facility if school is established.
Senate Bill 464 - Relating to extracting cannabinoids from the cannabis plant; Requires specific registration and Authority to adopt rules regulating processing of cannabinoid extracts.
Senate Bill 479 - Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; Creates Task Force on Clinical Research of Cannabis and directs task force to study and report on development of medical cannabis industry that provides patients with medical products that meet individual patient needs.
Senate Bill 480 - Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; Establishes as semi-independent state agency Clinical Research of Cannabis Board, Directs board to promote use of cannabis as treatment for medical conditions, compile information on medical use of cannabis and identify and support organizations and entities that engage in clinical research of cannabis or that administer cannabis on basis of clinical research.
Senate Bill 663 - Requires premises where person makes retail sales of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems to be licensed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Senate Bill 844 - Relating to the clinical research of cannabis; Establishes as semi-independent state agency Clinical Research of Cannabis Board, Directs board to promote use of cannabis as treatment for medical conditions, compile information on medical use of cannabis and identify and support organizations and entities that engage in clinical research of cannabis or that administer cannabis on basis of clinical research.
Senate Bill 964 - Makes changes to Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, including limiting amount of plants that may be grown at addresses where marijuana grow sites are located and requiring registration of marijuana processing sites. Allows cities and counties to adopt ordinances prohibiting establishment of marijuana processing sites and medical marijuana dispensaries in jurisdiction of city or county.
2014, Legislative items
Senate Bill 1531, Medical - Specifies that governing body of city or county may prohibit the establishment or regulate or restrict the operation of medical marijuana facilities.
Senate Bill 1556, Legalization - Declares that person 21 years of age or older legally should be able to possess, transfer or produce marijuana.
2013, Legislative items
Senate Bill 82, to Remove 6-month Drivers License suspension for Cannabis (Marijuana) possession
Senate Bill 281, to add PTSD to the OMMP
2012, Legislative items
Legislative Concept 1749, to add PTSD to the OMMP
Attorney General Race, the Good and the Bad
Initiative 9 -- Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA)
Initiative 24 -- Oregon Marijuana Policy Intiative (OMPI)
2011, Legislative items
HB 3664, the "Sum Of All Fears" bill
SB 5529, Increases OMMP Fees
2010, Legislative items
I-28, the Dispensary Initiative continues
2009, Legislative items
I-28, the Dispensary Initiative
SB 388, changes the Program for Law Enforcement; Decreases amount of marijuana that may be possessed by persons responsible for marijuana grow sites to 24 ounces, etc.
SB 426, Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace
SB 427, Relates to drug-free workplace policies; Requires applicant for medical marijuana registry identification card to notify employer before using marijuana, etc.
HB 2313, a Land Use bill that could effect Dispensarys
HB 2497, Relating to employment; Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace
HB 2503, Relating to medical marijuana in the workplace; Prohibits discrimination in employment under certain circumstances, etc.
2007, Legislative items
SB465, a Fire-em-All-and-let-God-sort-out bill
2005, Legislative items
SB1085, needs your attention
HB2693, the "dumb bill gone bad" bill
HB3457, the "Forfeiture" bill
SB717, the anti-Medical Marijuana bill
SB772, the pro-Medical Marijuana bill
HB2485, the anti-Meth & Marijuana bill
SB294, the Hemp bill
SB397, Denies Benefits
HB2695, DUI & 2nd-Hand Smoke
HB5077, the "Rob the Sick and Dying Pot-heads" bill
2003, Legislative items
HB2939, a previous bad Medical Marijuana bill
Search the Net
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Washington DC (District of Columbia)
The World of MERCY; Medical Cannabis around the Globe
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DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma)
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
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CannaButter - a cannabis-infused medicinal application
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Canasol - a cannabis-based medicine
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Tuesday, February 17 at 09:06 PM:
The legislature should reject this bill that discriminates against workers who happen to benefit from using marijuana under their doctor's care. If employers are concerned about workplace safety they should adopt impairment testing that will identify dangerous workers regardless of why they are impaired and dangerous.
The doctors cited in the article are too conservative in only trying medical marijuana after their patients have tried all the other options. Most of the pharmaceutical alternatives to marijuana are far more impairing and dangerous to the patients (and to fellow employees).
3000 Oregon doctors have qualified their patients for marijuana. There is no evidence of medical marijuana causing workplace accidents. Marijuana is a safe effective medicine when used appropriately. Our society can't afford the witch hunt against it any longer.
John Sajo "
Monday, February 16 at 06:49 AM:
The Speaker and the Senate President have agreed that a compromise on the MM in the Workplace issue has to be worked out, and they have asked for a Senate/House workgroup to take it on and come back with a compromise propsosal by the end of April. This is very good news, in my view, since something along the lines of what I've been proposing seems to be the likely outcome (something like the "safety sensitive positions" approach). In addition, the Oregon Business Association has offered to help broker a compromise if needed, and they seem to actually "get" the issue--that treating medical marijuana differently from other medications is clearly not the intent of the voters as well as being simply unfair, and that pontential safety issues are reasonable to address but need to be addressed in a reasonable way.
I won't be part of the work group given the time required by the Ways & Means work, but Rep. Michael Dembrow, a long time union rep and community college instructor from Portland, is stepping in for me. He'll keep me posted and I'll keep you posted.
And I do hope that SB 338 can be made workable....
Thanks & Onward, PB"
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