On Monday, did Wheeler have any knowledge of Stevenson’s plan to use SAPT grant funds, which was emailed to Jeff Ruscoe at the Oregon Health Authority the previous Friday?
It was Ballot Measure 67 and there were numerous ballot statements in opposition predicting all manner of doom if we allowed sick people to use marijuana in the Beaver State.
As I watched the live stream of their press conference, however, I was shocked by how often these anti-pot crusaders made the case FOR legalizing marijuana under Measure 91.
Marijuana is unique among drugs in that it has a powerful smell and it is commonly used (1 in 9 adult Oregonians aged 21+ use marijuana monthly, 1 in 6.5 use annually). When you look at it that way, spending about $180,000 to protect $1.4 million is a reasonable return on investment.
This Mandi Puckett is the lady who worked at BestCare Prevention, who was the $15,000 presenting sponsor of the “education” tour to defeat Measure 91 that would have given tens of thousands of dollars in public money to bring Kevin Sabet to town, just as had been done in 2012 against Measure 80.
Now, thanks to the Open Records Request you helped fund, we find emails to Jefferson County DA Steven LeRiche that prove that tour organizers hold these summits to attack legalization on the ballot.
From repeating DA Josh Marquis’ lie that Measure 91 decriminalizes smuggling weed into prison to a $200 million estimate to fund the OLCC, this infographic gives you the facts.
My recollection of Sabet’s tour is blurring a bit with my love for the gridiron and my love for the ganja, but bear with me (and, on further review, da Bears still suck!)
Passing Measure 91 isn’t just good for recreational consumers like me, it is vital for the protection of medical marijuana cardholders like you.