Today, June 3rd is the last day to send a letter to the OHA to tell them what you think of the current rules they are putting forth. I wrote a quick letter… you are free to tell them any or all of this – if this won’t let you copy and paste, copy it off the Facebook page, please. You will be emailing your letter to:
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep.PeterBuckley@state.or.us; email@example.com; Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us; firstname.lastname@example.org; Sen.LeeBeyer@state.or.us; email@example.com; Sen.JeffKruse@state.or.us; firstname.lastname@example.org;OHD.ACMM@state.or.us
As I said, use these words or use your own – just SAY SOMETHING! If we don’t speak up, they think all is well in paradise. It’s not.
Dear Elected Officials, Rule Makers, Volunteers and other interested parties:
I wish to provide my input regarding the Oregon Administrative Rules on Medical and Recreational “Marijuana” (Cannabis) specifically Chapter 333.
I do not agree with the rules you are putting on dispensaries, patients, growers, and/or processors. You are acting as if this is a toxic substance like alcohol or tobacco, which it is not. The continued fear mongering and discrimination needs to stop. People who choose to use a plant to treat their conditions instead of a poison should be respected instead of charged excessive fees to do so. The simple fact that you are holding patients ransom for a month or longer without being able to purchase remedies for their conditions is over the top. When is the last time you had to pay $200-400 to the State of Oregon for permission to use the medication you and your doctor decided was best for you? Did you have to wait a month to get that medicine? Stop the discrimination!
I want to have DMSO available to me in products that are sold to me. It is useful and works well. It is non-toxic, does not cause cancer or bleeding or death … like the prescriptions this state would prefer I use.
I feel that processors should be able to flavor products as they deem nec essary. Medicine has been flavored for years to make it more palatable. On the flip side of the coin, when compared to recreational marijuana, alcohol is flavored on a regular basis. Stop the discrimination!
The testing of Cannabis products has not been “figured out” and needs to be at the front of the line. Leave the rest of the program alone and focus on getting real about what 1mg THC looks like, or 100 mg. As it stands, you cannot get consistent or accurate testing.
There are many, many instances in your rules in which you are simply “over the top”. As a patient, I wish to have a Cannabis Commission that represents my medicine, not a pharmaceutical company that makes products which will kill you, or an alcohol commission which will do the same.
Your $200 fee for grower registration is another discriminatory fee/tax. How many hops and/or grape growers pay $200 per patient AND report to you? Stop it.
Oregon can do better than this, it’s time to start over.
Oregon Resident, OMMP Patient, Caregiver