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September 2, 2014
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Letter: Contact your Oregon legislators about marijuana regulations

Require stricter grower’s laws

When medical marijuana was legalized, it was done with almost no rules or regulations. It’s allowed to be grown next to schools. It can be grown next door to you without going through the land use process and without you having anything to say about it, even though your half-million-dollar piece of property is now worthless, because no one will want to buy it. There is no protection from the loss of the quality of your life when every day you and your children have to look at this marijuana grow.

Six plants are allowed for each cardholder and can be grown for four people. That’s 24 plants. Two pounds of marijuana bud are allowed for each card. There are no rules for the rest of each plant, which is huge. There are no strict laws if growers are caught with more plants than allowed. The Sheriff can only remove the excess plants. If growers break the law, they should lose all the plants. It wasn’t intended for just anyone to be able to get a card.

Now Measure 91 to legalize marijuana will be on the next ballot. Before it’s legalized with no restrictions or rules, please contact our lawmakers and tell them you want strict rules and regulations, that you want your rights protected and laws strict enough so that law enforcement’s hands aren’t tied.

Call Mike Winters at 541-440-4201, Tim Freeman at 541-580-7545, and Bruce Hanna at 541-580-2653.

Janice Blanton

Myrtle Creek

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