Pubdate: Fri, 21 May 2010
Source: Statesman Journal (Salem, OR)
Copyright: 2010 Statesman Journal
Authors: Stacey Barchenger and Peter Wong, Statesman Journal
Cited: Voter Power http://voterpower.org/
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/find?253 (Cannabis – Medicinal – U.S.)
PETITIONERS SEEK MEDICAL MARIJUANA OUTLETS
Ballot Measure Would Let the State License Dispensaries for the Drug
Advocates of medical marijuana on Thursday submitted 110,000 signatures, more than the amount required, for a ballot measure to allow state-licensed pot dispensaries in Oregon.
The proposed measure would not change the medical conditions under the law for which medical marijuana may be used.
If such a measure ever becomes law, Oregon would join California and a few other states that allow dispensaries. But supporters of the measure argue that reported problems with dispensaries in California are precisely what the Oregon measure is trying to avoid. And one marijuana reform-minded group says it will remain neutral on the issue.