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Oppose Drug Criminalization in Oregon

A bill to enhance penalties for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana in Oregon is being considered in a joint House & Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing this Monday, April 7, at 1:00pm. Additionally, other harmful drug war bills, as well as some good bills, are being considered in the legislature. The marijuana bill, introduced in the house as HB 3643 and in the Senate as SB 636 "enhances penalty for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Provides that driving privileges of person who chooses not to agree to diversion agreement, or who fails to complete diversion agreement, are suspended for six months." DRCNet OPPOSES HB 3643 and SB 636.

Also in the legislature are:

Please write, call, fax or e-mail your state legislators. TELL THEM YOU OPPOSE THE WAR ON DRUGS, and that you are contacting them specifically in opposition to HB 3643 and SB 636, being discussed on Monday 4/7, in support of HB 2900, HB 3963, and HCR 11, and additionally in opposition to HB 2434, HB 3341, SB 1060, HB 2425, HB 2426, HB 2507, HB 2508, and HB 2580.

Contact information for your legislators is available at http://www.leg.state.or.us/senator.html and http://www.leg.state.or.us/rep.html on the Oregon legislature's web site, or call (503) 986-1870.

If you can get to Salem on Monday 4/7, please attend the joint House & Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing at the State Capitol Building, Hearing Room 50 (basement), at 1:00pm. Updates on hearings and these and other Oregon bills can be obtained from the Legislative Hotline, (800) 332-2313. (Make sure to call the Judiciary Committee to verify that the hearing is taking place at this time.)

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