Bring Jobs and Revenue to Sherwood PAC Launches Radio Ad

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The Oregon Measure 91 legalization law mandated that any locality wanting to ban marijuana businesses had to undergo the same procedure as alcohol, which makes sense, right? Instead of requiring concerned citizens to gather the requisite number signatures to place a cannabis business ban on the ballot, the Oregon Legislature changed Measure 91, allowing city councils and county commission to send proposed bans to the general election ballot with simply a majority vote; if Measure 91 didn’t garner 45% in the county, then they could ban regulated businesses without a vote of the people.

While this change to Measure 91 undercut one of the goals of the law and the will of the voters, the good news is that advocates from across the state are organizing to defeat these bans. I was asked to assist in defeating the ban in Sherwood and am pleased to help the dedicated folks there, and in any locality that wants to end these wasteful bans. Sherwood City Council President Jennifer Harris was kind enough to cut a radio ad that will air until election day in the Sherwood area.

Check out the ad produced by the Bring Jobs and Revenue to Sherwood PAC.

These ban on marijuana businesses only force consumers to travel to neighboring communities or into the illegal market. Instead of wasting resources banning regulated cannabis sales, localities should create jobs and generate revenue for their local communities. It is great that Sherwood has a sensible public servant like Ms. Harris who understands that regulation works much better than prohibition.

If you are able, please donate to the Bring Jobs and Revenue to Sherwood PAC and share the radio spot on social media. If you would like to help make some get-out-the-vote phone calls to Sherwood voters, please email jobsrevenuesherwood@gmail.com. You don’t have to live in Sherwood, or even Oregon, to make these calls. They will be very easy calls to make, as they will primarily only be directed at the voters that should be supporting our cause, we just have to make sure that they turn in their ballots. Good luck to everyone that is working towards justice for the cannabis community this election season. (Full disclosure, I’m serving as the director of the Bring Jobs and Revenue to Sherwood PAC.) 

 

Anthony Johnson
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Anthony Johnson is the director of New Approach Oregon, the Political Action Committee responsible for Oregon's Measure 91 cannabis legalization campaign and co-owner of Duff Johnson Consulting. As Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91, Anthony served on the state's initial Marijuana Advisory Committee and he continues to advocate for sensible policies that decrease unnecessary arrests, protect patients' safe access, and help small businesses. With Duff Johnson Consulting, Anthony helps cannabis farmers, processors, retailers, and ancillary businesses with licensing, compliance, public relations, and marketing. DJC clients include the International Cannabis Business Conference, the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, Cannabliss, Natural Roots, and numerous medical cannabis cultivators that provide free cannabis to patients in need.Anthony co-hosts the Let's Hash It Out podcast, available here on Weed News, at www.letshashitout.blog, Sound Cloud, iTunes, and Stitcher. Anthony's blogs on Weed News are personal and don't necessarily reflect the views of any organization or company.