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June 7, 2005



Website: http://www.newsregister.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=194633


Following Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that federal authorities may prosecute users of medical marijuana, the Oregon Department of Human Services has halted issuance of medical marijuana cards pending issuance of an opinion by the Oregon Attorney General's Office.


"We need to proceed cautiously until we understand the ramifications of this ruling," said Dr. Grant Higginson, who oversees the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program in his capacity as Oregon's public health officer. "We have contacted the state attorney general to ask for a formal legal opinion on how the court's ruling affects Oregon's program."


DHS will continue to receive and process applications, Higginson said, but no registration cards will be issued until the Department of Justice provides further direction.


In response, the Washington D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, a marijuana advocacy organization, has threatened to sue the state.  See more at:  www.mpp.org


 See also >> Rally Planned << !

- Links -

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ommp/

Gonzales v. Raich ( www.angeljustice.org/ )

Marijuana Policy Project ( www.mpp.org )

Drug Enforcement Administration ( www.dea.gov )

MAPinc Newz Bookmark/s -

- Cannabis as Medicine:  http://www.mapinc.org/mmj.htm (Cannabis - Medicinal)

- the Angel Raich story:  http://www.mapinc.org/topics/Raich (Angel Raich)



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ALASKA - AG May Suspend MMJ Registration in Alaska  (Alaska.htm)

CALIFORNIA - Attorney General Lockyer Issues Statement On US Supreme Court's Medical

Marijuana Ruling - "Today's ruling does not overturn California law permitting the use of

medical marijuana”  ( Calif.htm  )

COLORADO - High court twists pot ruling; "As attorney general, I will uphold [Colorado's] medical marijuana law”  ( Colo.htm )

HAWAII - Hawaii's U.S. Attorney Says Medical Marijuana 'Finished'  ( Hawaii.htm )

MONTANA - Montana attorney general says state medical marijuana law is still valid  ( Mont.htm )

NEVADA - Medical marijuana arrests not likely in Nevada, officials say  ( Nevada.htm )

OREGON - Oregon freezes medical pot program  ( Oregon.htm )



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