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Marijuana Legalization Vote Erupts in Name-Calling (Oregon)

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Marijuana Legalization Vote Erupts in Name-Calling

 

9/6/2014

 

Oregon’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize marijuana has generated a name-calling dispute between a congressman who wants to overhaul federal marijuana policy and a prominent district attorney who has been speaking out about the dangers of pot.

 

The spat between U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis erupted over whether upcoming events featuring national anti-drug activist Kevin Sabet shortly before mail ballots go out to voters amounts to political activity, and whether federal funds can be used to finance the events.

 

Blumenauer on Friday sent a letter to White House drug czar Michael Botticelli calling for a federal investigation into whether federal funds financing the Oregon Marijuana Education Tour were being illegally used to pay for political activity.

 

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“The bias of the speakers selected, the overall one-sided focus of the events, and the proximity between these events and the upcoming election are cause for concern,” Blumenauer wrote.

Marquis shot back that Blumenauer was a bully.

 

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“He is trying to bully people — the remaining members of the tour — into not talking about marijuana,” said Marquis, the Oregon District Attorneys Association point man on Measure 91. “They are so afraid of any conversation they are willing to essentially make the allegations in Congressman Blumenauer’s letter.”

 

Blumenauer countered that Marquis must have forgotten they..............

 

http://skunky-vibes.com/blog/marijuana-legalization-vote-erupts-in-name-calling/

 

 


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Oregon Marijuana Education Tour

 

2-3 experts will be present to share factual information and answer questions for adults & age -appropriate youth.
Code of Conduct: Any person disrespectful or disruptive to others will be asked to leave or will be removed.
Tour details may be subject to change.

 

 

http://www.bestcareprevention.org/files/6814/0813/8215/Oregon_Marijuana_Education_Tour_-_Flyer.pdf

 

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Oregon marijuana events should be investigated by feds, Rep. Earl Blumenauer says

By Jeff Mapes | 

September 05, 2014

 

 

Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Friday called for a federal investigation into whether taxpayer dollars are being improperly spent on marijuana education events that he said appear to be aimed at influencing voters to oppose the November ballot measure that would legalize the drug.

 

In a letter to White House drug czar Michael Botticelli and another top federal administrator, the Portland Democratic congressman weighed into a flap over the propriety of a series of October events in Oregon that prominently feature Kevin Sabet, a national opponent of legalization.

 

"The bias of the speakers selected, the overall one-sided focus of the events, and the proximity between these events and the upcoming elections are cause for concern," wrote Blumenauer, who has been one of the chief supporters of marijuana legalization in Congress.

 

Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis,......................

 

http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2014/09/oregon_anti-marijuana_tour_sho.html

 

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Oregon lawmaker seeks campaign finance probe over cannabis education

By Courtney Sherwood

PORTLAND Ore. Fri Sep 5, 2014

 

(Reuters) - A U.S. congressman asked the White House on Friday to investigate possible campaign finance law violations over allegations that an anti-marijuana group's upcoming Oregon "education tour" was partly financed by federal money in the run-up to a statewide vote on pot legalization.

 

Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer called the week-long Oregon Marijuana Education Tour a "smokescreen" for opponents seeking to defeat a November state ballot measure that if passed would legalize recreational pot use by adults in the state.

 

Washington state and Colorado this year became the first two U.S. states to permit recreational sales of marijuana, and voters in Alaska and the District of Columbia will join Oregon in voting on similar legalization initiatives this fall.

 

"The bias of the speakers selected, the overall one-sided focus of the events and the proximity between these events and the upcoming election are cause for concern," Blumenauer wrote in his letter to the..........

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/us-usa-marijuana-oregon-idUSKBN0H02BW20140905

 

 


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My bet is the guy with the bow tie wins the argument but gets beat up.  :P


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