Why You Should Be Buying Legal Weed

It's no secret that many, maybe even the majority, of Oregonians are still buying their weed from the same small-time, big-ego growers that they always have. In fact, with taxes, testing, and overhead, the price of legal cannabis and the convenience of doing what you're used to is turning into a major stumbling block for the success of the legal market. Here's just a few reasons to stop buying from the local stoner:

 

- You get pesticide-free, clean weed. 

- You have a wide selection of products from a variety of sources.

- You know, and can control, your dosage.

- You can return faulty, moldy, or mite-ridden product (and should).

- You're supporting local businesses.

- You're protecting patients and legitimate business owners and staff from federal prosecution by creating a robust and mainstreamed legal market.

- You're supporting education, health services, infrastructure and scores of other tax-supported programs.

 

Vote with your dollars. Buy legal.

Don't Drink The Water

The OHA and OLCC have proposed changes to the Recreational Marijuana Rules and the proposed rule changes, in addition to other measures, allow for the remediation and resale of products that previously tested positive for pesticides. This is concerning for several reasons:

-Allowing remediation does nothing to discourage the use of pesticides within the industry, running against the intent of the law and endangering air, soil, and water quality in addition to human health.

-No provisions are made for the separation of these product within facilities, increasing the likelihood of cross contamination during the remediation process.

-No provisions are made for informing the public that they are purchasing and consuming remediated products.

We believe that the citizens of the State of Oregon voted in a law that prohibited pesticides, period. The proposed rule changes go against the spirit and intent of the law and the will of the voters- without properly informing the public. We therefore believe the OHA should NOT allow remediated products to market.

If they do insist on allowing these products the public should insist upon the following measures:

Any farm producing material that tests positive for such pesticides should be required to report the tests as a release to the DEQ.

Remediation should be required to be conducted in a separate processing space.

These products should be clearly labeled as remediated on consumer packaging and sold separately from non-remediated products.

If you wish to present oral testimony, two public hearings will be held:

Eugene:          April 27, 2017 at 11:00am

                        Atrium Building

                        99 W 10th Ave., Sloat Room

                        Eugene, OR 97401

 

Portland:        April 28, 2017 at 10:00am

                        Portland State Office Building

                        800 NE Oregon St. Room 1A

                        Portland, OR 97232

ou may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2017, by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

OHA, Public Health Division

Attn: Administrative Rules Coordinator

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930

Portland, Oregon 97232

E-mail comments to: publichealth.rules@state.or.us

You may also send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299.