Past Alerts: Oregon recriminalizes marijuana possession 7/10/97

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It is with heavy heart but renewed determination that we report that after 24 years of semi-enlightened marijuana policy in Oregon, Governor John Kitzhaber signed HB 3643 to recriminalize simple possession of small amounts, under an ounce, of marijuana for personal use on Wednesday night, July 2, at about 10:45 PM. The law will take effect in early October, 90 days after the state legislative session ends. The bill had cleared the legislature on May 17th by a slightly greater than two-thirds majority.

The law also requires that the driver's license of anyone found guilty of the new crime be suspended for six months, and requires offenders to complete a drug diversion program to reinstate their driver's licenses. Note, too, that while enforcement of the new law is expected to cost millions of dollars per year in state tax money, a growing number of teachers, including prevention resource teachers, will be laid off this year across the state due to budget cuts. Thanks to DRCNet member D. Paul Stanford of Tree Free Ecopaper in Oregon for keeping us informed during this process. And thanks to all of you who wrote and called in an effort to keep this bill from becoming law. DRCNet will keep you informed of continuing developments in Oregon as things progress.

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