Oregon NORML Testimony for SB 218

We the board of Oregon NORML oppose Senate Bill 218 and are asking our House of Representatives to reject this bill outright. S.B. 218 accelerates the conditions that allow predatory international investors from dominating our artificially contained in-state market. The West Coast, and particularly Oregon, has supplied the nation cannabis for decades before legalization. The […]

Legalization Justice Act of 2020 filed in Salem, Oregon

SALEM, OR – Chief Petitioners Madeline Martinez, Leia Flynn and Angela Bacca filed the Legalization Justice Act of 2020 at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, March 18. All three women are longtime West Coast cannabis advocates.   Madeline Martinez is the executive director of Oregon NORML and the only Latina member of the board […]

Oregon NORML Testimony for HB 2233

To: The House Committee on Economic Development We are incredibly encouraged that both the House and Senate have decided to take up the issue of the social consumption of cannabis in Oregon. However, we are opposed to House Bill 2233 as currently written and support Senate Bill 639 as written because of a key policy […]

Cannabis Cafe Owner Says State Should Pass “Non-Discriminatory” Version of Proposed Oregon Cannabis Consumption Legislation

Portland cannabis social consumption cafe owner Leia Flynn is urging Oregon legislators to pass a social consumption bill this year in order to legalize and regulate businesses like hers. However, with conflicting bills being heard in both the House and the Senate, Flynn, who is also a board member of the Oregon chapter of the […]

New Revenue Coalition Formed to Create Social Cannabis Consumption Spaces in 2019

On August 29, the New Revenue Coalition will host a kick-off event to announce efforts to work with the Oregon State Legislature to license and regulate cannabis social consumption. The NRC will also file with the state to begin collecting signatures for a 2020 ballot initiative should the 2019 legislative efforts fail to produce a […]

Oregon NORML to Lead Protest Against Federal Cannabis Policy in Pioneer Square

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, Oregon, will participate in the Global Cannabis March. Despite legalization, threats to our community from the current presidential administration mean it is more important than ever that we demand and defend our rights as citizens and cannabis consumers.  Although marijuana sales and possession have been […]

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