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Oregon NORML Honors Growers
This year 25 growers entered the competition by donating strains and 28 patients served as judges. Strains were evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10 for "appearance," "aroma," "taste," "smoothness (is it easy on your lungs?)", "potency (how strong is the strain?)," and "medicinal effect (how well does it work for your individual condition?)." Medicinal effect was given double weight in the scoring.
"Medicinal effect" is given so much weight because that's the current legal excuse for smoking pot. It's also something that is entirely subjective and unprovable.
More than 70 people attended the panels -including 11 lawyers who will pick Up 5.0 hours' worth of continuing-legal-education credits from the state bar.
Why does the Oregon state bar allow lawyers to go to Hempfest and earn legal education credits?
Oregon law will change on January 1, 2006, when Senate Bill 1085 takes effect. (Its author, State Sen. Bill Morrisette, was thanked profusely at NORML's awards dinner.) Patients and caregivers will be allowed to possess a pound and a half of dried herb and to grow six flowering plants and 18 vegetative plants under one foot tall.
Hey, Senator Morrisette, no thank you from the (not drugged out of our minds) citizens of Oregon, we already voted on that idea and we voted NO!
Do we have to wonder why so many kids are using marijuana when this state has awards ceremonies and Senators who advocate for it's use?
Senator Morrisette: representing his constitutents?