By Jeb Bladine • Publisher • 

Marijuana may be another state 'first'

Will that dubious honor instead go to the citizens of Colorado or Washington?

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So why when I click on Most Commented, it doesn't even show up? The editorial seem s to be buried in the website...
I think your right Jeb. The tide is rolling in and there is no force to hold it back, totally...
It seems to me, the old ways of dealing with marijuana were for profit gains of Corporate giants. You know what I'm talking about. Yellow Jurnalism. William Randolph Hearst. The editrial to me, reeked of it. Also in my opinion,it's for the war machine.
It's Still holds true today. I just can't understand how in Gods green earth, hemp can be the root of all evil.
Our world has evolved but are policies are from the past. Something has to change. With technologies becoming more refined. We have lost industry. Industry means jobs. Typewritters for example... It takes far less people to complete tasks then it took 75 years ago. Like I said, Whats the next "BOOM".

Dances with Redwoods

It's not buried, it's stored in the editorial archives in order to make room for the next issue.

What's the next "BOOM" best guess would be (now that sodomy has been declared to be the new normal) Gay marriage!


I'm not sure where you are going with that.

Ossie Bladine

Fletch, articles fall off the the Most Commented and Most Read tabs two weeks after it is posted, which is why it doesn't show there now. But it still can be found in the Editorials section of the Opinion tab..

Dances with Redwoods

"I'm not sure where you are going with that."

There are more than a few that see the potential for a lot of revenue to be drawn from that stream.

Dances with Redwoods

That is, should that stream be allowed to flow, Fletch.


Thanks for heads up on the opinion link.
Stream my eye, I'll bet It will be so big, a person will be able to take their new truck they bought from one of the local truck dealers here in town, go hook up to their new fishing boat and camper they bought from one of the local guys, and head on over to their favorite fishing hole Which is up that "stream". I should hope so Red.

Dances with Redwoods

My opinion is that it should be legal to grow ones own personal stash, same as one currently may with vegetables, roots, fruit, berries, nuts and/or fungi. My thoughts on commercially grown Marijuana, is that there will always be a market for it, same as there has always been a market for tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

There will always be a vast/greater number people that won't (for whatever their own reason) brew their own beer, distill their own whiskey, ferment their own wine, grow their own food, harvest or slaughter it. Again, and it's only my opinion, but I feel that marijuana should (if it's going to be legally sold) be sold at any location that is allowed to sell taxed alcohol and tobacco products.

The tax collected by the state, and then 100% of it dedicated/disbursed to all county sheriff departments, equally.


Why just county? Why not state as well? My mind is going to the hemp side of the industry. With todays technoligies, I'm wondering what all this stuff can do. From what I uderstand the stuff in damn near indestructable once put into a composit form. Wouldn't that be something to have a biodegradable gun frames or stocks. Maybe it could replace plastic and all together. transportation frames made off the stuff. House siding, shingles, I think the list might be endless.

Dances with Redwoods

As for the state, it would benefit from the increased stream of income tax's (both personal and corporate) that would come from all of the jobs industrial Hemp would bring to Oregon.

Dances with Redwoods

Rope does come to mind, and so does the Tubbs Cordage Co.

It's alot to type in I know. The title is Ford's hemp powerd hemp car. Short but good info.


I'd love to see this pass. Death to the evil drug war! Let Oregon lead the nation. In time, Congress will not be able to resist the wishes of their constituents.


Red, It sound good to me. You gotta start somewheres.
By the way 'marijuana' is slang. Pot, reefer, dope, and others are as also. Made to disimform. Cannabis has three strains, Sativa, Indica and ruderalis. The first two possesses high amounts of THC while the last is for the industrial side with next to no THC.

Dances with Redwoods

What has me baffled, is, why hasn't there been more effort made in developing a strain of dandelion that grows so incredibly huge that it would produce seeds the size of Brazil nuts?

I can easily envision 14 foot tall dandelions with leaves the size of palm tree fronds. I dunno, any thoughts, Fletch?

Dances with Redwoods

Too over the top, as far as an idea for the next big boom gors?

Taraxacum Offinina --->

Now picture (if you will) Taraxacum Giagnetum..or.. if one were to come up with a street name for it...T Rex... being grown and harvested for all the same uses as industrial Hemp.


So, is the consensus here that "pot", or whichever term you prefer, a net positive for the American society? Should there be age limits for the use? Should Meth be made legal (since prohibition is frowned upon)? Should governments condone the use of "pot"?

Dances with Redwoods

"....a net positive for the American society?"

If legalized, perhaps.

"Should there be age limits for the use?"

If legalized, perhaps. Perhaps limited to the age of 21 and above.

Should Meth be made legal (since prohibition is frowned upon)?"

It already is in various forms, and believe it ..or.. not, amphetamines are currently prescribed for use by children as young as 6 years old.

"Should governments condone the use of 'pot'?"

Governments are elected by and for the people, would it not be reasonable to expect so, if that's what the people want?

If it's easier for you, you may refer to me as, Michael.

Dances with Redwoods

Governments such as Oregon's are currently pushing the use of Methadone for reasons never intended. It is actually now prescribed to people that have never used Heroin, Kona.


"Should Meth be made legal (since prohibition is frowned upon)?"

It already is in various forms, and believe it ..or.. not, amphetamines are currently prescribed for use by children as young as 6 years old."

That was not the intent of my question, I think you missed it.

"Should all forms (including home brews) of Meth be made legal (since prohibition is frowned upon)?"

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