Monday, October 10, 2011

"War on Weed"

Smoking pot is legal in Oregon. Kinda.

Medical marijuana smokers in Oregon say the Federal Government is starting a war on weed.

In the Beaver State, about 40,000 people are legally prescribed marijuana as medicine. They grow and smoke it under state law. But the Federal agencies do not recognize weed as legal. One plant, one ounce is illegal.

In the past two weeks or so, two large and seemingly legal (under state precedents) grows have been raided by the Drug Enforcement Administration. About 800 plants in total. Affecting 150 patients.

You may have heard that the Federal Government ordered medical marijuana dispensaries in California to close or face prosecution.

It seems as though state and federal laws are clashing. And the battleground is right here in my (and your) backyard.

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