I am a patient in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. I was a patient in the 2000’s as well, but let my card lapse after fees to be a patient were doubled by the State of Oregon. I decided to become a patient again so that I could grow more medicine in my garage, and gift it to other patients. It was sad to see how much the program has changed since I was a patient a decade ago. Patients have had an extremely difficult time in Oregon after the Legislature basically took an axe to the program in the last session.
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) still exists, but is a shell of its old self. In the last session in Oregon, there were recreational lobbyists galore in the Legislature. People representing patients were few and far between. This next session will likely see more attempted attacks on the OMMP, and it’s important that patients have strong representation in Salem.
That’s why I’m encouraging everyone to attend the 3rd annual Compassionate Oregon fundraising event. Compassionate Oregon is comprised of some of the hardest working activists on the planet. I am going to do everything that I can to attend, and encourage you to do the same. Below is more information about the event, via the event’s Facebook page:
Compassionate Oregon’s 3rd Annual Fundraising Event. We normally hold this event at the first of the year but with the upcoming legislative session we need to generate some revenue for our ongoing efforts.
The 2017 legislative session will be the toughest session patients have faced in a very long time.
Industry has sucked nearly all the air out of the room and patients and their needs have been put on the back burner.
Please consider joining us on October 21 at the Barrel Room in Portland, for a great evening of food and entertainment featuring Tom Burns as our guest speaker to talk to us about the future of medical cannabis within the medical establishment.
Please visit our donation page if you would like to make an extra controbution to our cause. CompassionateOregon.org/