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Why Is Oregon Marijuana Legalization Important For Texas?

This last weekend some very hardworking marijuana activists met in Portland, Oregon for Portland NORML chapter’s first ever membership meeting. In attendance was Dallas/Ft. Worth NORML Executive Director Shaun McAlister, who addressed the Portland NORML General Membership on the importance of Oregon getting legalization done right to affect Texas’ chances at any marijuana reforms. It is a fantastic speech that describes how states that have already legalized marijuana have a responsibility to be good stewards of public policy so that momentum can build and help out other states that have yet to legalize. Below is video of the speech. I want to thank Shaun McAlister for traveling to Oregon and imparting his wisdom on the Portland NORML chapter:

  • Good stewardship is getting government out of the business.

    Every tax, every regulation comes with it an army of bureaucrats and behind that an army (with guns) of enforcers.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    No more taxed or regulated than tomatoes.

    We are having a hard enough time getting rid of the DEA. Do we want to add new armies we will have to defeat?

    Do we want a legal cartel to replace an illegal one?

    • DC has done it right. Just get the government out. If they just leave that alone for a year or two we will see the results.