State of Oregon Archives: on Drugs
Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments
HB 3460: Authorizes Retail Medical Marijuana Establishments (Concurrence Vote Passed House, 31-28); Conger voted Nay
Source: 2013-2014 Oregon Senate & House legislative records
Jul 6, 2013
- The Oregon Health Authority shall establish by rule a medical marijuana facility registration system to authorize the
transfer of usable marijuana and immature marijuana plants from a marijuana grow site to the medical marijuana facility.
- The registration system must require documentation that demonstrates the medical marijuana facility meets the state qualifications
- To qualify for registration, a medical marijuana facility:
- Must be located in an area that is zoned for commercial or industrial use
- May not be located at the same address as a marijuana grow site
- Must be registered as a business with
the Office of the Secretary of State
- Must not be located within 1,000 feet of a public or private elementary or secondary school
- Must not be located within 1,000 feet of another medical marijuana facility.
Toughen laws against meth traffickers
Merkley says federal money should pay for 500 more police in Oregon. [Merkley proposes] a $309 million anti-crime package aimed at reversing Bush administration cuts in aid to local law enforcement.
Merkley hopes his crime-fighting proposals will respond to voter concerns about high levels of methamphetamine use and cuts to law enforcement in many Oregon communities.
Merkley wants the federal government to pay the costs of adding another 50,000 local police officers around the country, as well as additional prosecutors and resources for crime labs.
He would also toughen laws against meth traffickers, toughen reporting requirements for sex offenders and expand federal laws against child pornography.
Source: By Jeff Mapes, The Oregonian
Jul 2, 2008
Gordon Harold Smith:
Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs
Smith supports the following principles regarding drug issues:
Source: Oregon Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test
Jun 18, 2008
- Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
- Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Require that crimes based on sexual orientation be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.
Decriminalize medicinal marijuana
Kitzhaber indicates he supports the following principles concerning crime:
Source: Oregon Gubernatorial 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1998
- Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
- Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
- Strengthen penalties and sentences for sex offenders.
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