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New Approach Oregon Seeks To Create The Best Marijuana Legalization Model In The Nation

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new approach oregon marijuana legalizationI get asked quite often which legalization model is better, Colorado or Washington. I think that it’s pretty clear now that Colorado’s is better. Both states legalized possession of an ounce of marijuana, but unlike Washington, Colorado also legalized cultivation of marijuana. Colorado seems to do a better job of separating medical marijuana and recreational marijuana, while Washington seems to have a desire to replace medical marijuana with recreational marijuana.

New Approach Oregon recently filed a marijuana legalization initiative that would be better than both models in a lot of ways. For starters, the possession limit would be higher in Oregon when it passes. The New Approach Oregon initiative would allow possession of up to 8 ounces of dried marijuana instead of 1 ounce. The initiative also specifies possession limits for solids and liquids, 16 ounces and 72 ounces respectively.

The only knock that I have on the Oregon initiative compared to Colorado is that it only allows 4 plants, whereas Colorado allows 6 plants. I don’t know if polling suggested four plants, but I guarantee the initiative would still pass with higher cultivation limits. But with that being said, the number of plants allowed can be a bit deceptive. It’s hard to grow outdoor marijuana in Colorado because of the climate, so it’s likely that most plants will be grown indoors. Compare that to Oregon, especially Southern Oregon, where the climate is almost perfect for outdoor growing. 4 outdoor plants in Southern Oregon will produce far more than 6 indoor plants in Colorado, so the Oregon model is not as inferior as Colorado’s model in this area.

New Approach Oregon’s Anthony Johnson recently sat down with Radical Russ Belville to discuss the Oregon initiative. In the interview he states that a per se DUID rule and a ban on home cultivation would be deal breakers for the campaign, and those provisions will not be tolerated. Those are two areas of the Washington legalization model that have created a lot of controversy. Make sure to ‘like’ the New Approach Oregon Facebook page. You can read the full initiative at this link here. See the video of the conversation below:

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  1. It means they are legally required to not harvest that much or throw/give any extra away. Indoor will be where it would be at since you could turn over 4oz/month in your closet with out ever breaking the laws. What is the point of growing huge outdoor crops if you have to give it away before it is even dry or compost it (outside of using it to try and buy friends)?

  2. thepotriotsociety on

    Wow, with what you have said, you basically have declared war on cannabis users and you claim to be one?

    NAO wants to give all power to the OLCC, who is on the verge of bankruptcy and just like Washington, where they were about to be extinguished, before the wool got pulled over the majority voting’s eyes. “Dude, we can smoke weed”. Let’s just vote for it, don’t read the actual content of what we are voting for,lol.

    Russ would like you to do just that. Then he wants to empower the NAO to give its tax collected money, to LEO and Treatment/Addiction Centers. Wtf? I though the whole point of legalization was to end arresting cannabis users and now we want to give them more money, while they have been ramping up arrests in Oregon, which was a 45% increase from 2001 to 2010.

    Then if you are caught driving, they want to turn that into a DUI alcohol offense from cannabis. Brilliant Russ, what about the WLCC dismantling the voter approved Medical Marijuana laws that are over 15 years old? Does NAO advocate the same thing, just not until we have all voted first??……..fuck sakes man, you are the Cannabis Antichrist, print it.

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    Your description of the changes in trichome color was illuminating. This is the kind of thing I need to be looking for, if only I knew what that looked like. I don’t see the differences in trichome color in the pictures of bud I see posted on websites. Since my current medicine is lacking in THC levels, I’m guessing I need to be looking for trichomes in the stage you describe (white with a little brown).

    Posting some pictures, identifying different colored/stages of trichomes, would make you the nicest person on Earth (at least for today). Or just some links would be great.

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  6. The size of the plant has literally nothing to do with the amount of THC in the buds. The THC exists in the trichomes on the buds. The size of the plant just means you’ll have more trichomes because there’s much more plant. The amount of THC in *one* trichome, however, is actually something you can help control regardless how large or small the plant is when flowered and harvested.

    How are you determining when to harvest? Are you strictly working with a calendar that says, “Harvest after 12 weeks. Ding! Done!”? Or, are you examining the trichomes to determine harvest readiness? If you’re not examining your trichomes, learn!! Bare minimum, get a magnifying glass and use it to check your trichomes prior to harvest. They will initially form with clear liquid. Over time, this liquid turns milky/white with a texture. And, with additional time, the liquid begins to turn an amber/red color. Each of these stages of trichome development produce various levels of THC, CBDs and other factors. Each stage also produces a different overall effect when consumed.

    Lighter/clear trichomes indicate the plant isn’t ready to be harvested. As you allow the liquid to turn milky/white, that’s the actual THC developing. Let it develop, and the plant will reward you handsomely.

    As the trichomes begin to turn amber/red, in my opinion, the plant should be harvested. As more trichomes turn amber, the overall effect of the medicine moves more toward the body-heavy “couch lock” high. If they remain milky/white, the high tends to be less heavy but very, very potent.

    Be careful! As the trichomes amber out, they do lose potency in their THC. So, milky trichomes are generally regarded as the most potent. It’s a bit of a religious debate, but I’m using lab test results and quantitative measurement to say: Milky trichomes are the most potent if the desired effect is a strong, heady and quite amazing effect…even from an Indica. But, in my honest opinion, there is nothing better in the world of medical cannabis than a sweet Sativa harvested right as amber trichomes are noticed for the first time. It ensures the largest majority of trichomes have gone from clear to milky (which can be verified by examining more buds) – and that’s the sweet spot for me.

    Experiment with your medicine. Take one plant and harvest various buds off of it when trichomes are clear, then milky, then amber. You may be surprised to see just how different the effects of one plant can be when harvested according to different trichome development readiness.

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  7. The size of the plant has literally nothing to do with the amount of THC in the buds. The THC exists in the trichomes on the buds. The size of the plant just means you’ll have more trichomes because there’s much more plant. The amount of THC in *one* trichome, however, is actually something you can help control regardless how large or small the plant is when flowered and harvested.

    How are you determining when to harvest? Are you strictly working with a calendar that says, “Harvest after 12 weeks. Ding! Done!”? Or, are you examining the trichomes to determine harvest readiness? If you’re not examining your trichomes, learn!! Bare minimum, get a magnifying glass and use it to check your trichomes prior to harvest. They will initially form with clear liquid. Over time, this liquid turns milky/white with a texture. And, with additional time, the liquid begins to turn an amber/red color. Each of these stages of trichome development produce various levels of THC, CBDs and other factors. Each stage also produces a different overall effect when consumed.

    Lighter/clear trichomes indicate the plant isn’t ready to be harvested. As you allow the liquid to turn milky/white, that’s the actual THC developing. Let it develop, and the plant will reward you handsomely.

    As the trichomes begin to turn amber/red, in my opinion, the plant should be harvested. As more trichomes turn amber, the overall effect of the medicine moves more toward the body-heavy “couch lock” high. If they remain milky/white, the high tends to be less heavy but very, very potent.

    Be careful! As the trichomes amber out, they do lose potency in their THC. So, milky trichomes are generally regarded as the most potent. It’s a bit of a religious debate, but I’m using lab test results and quantitative measurement to say: Milky trichomes are the most potent if the desired effect is a strong, heady and quite amazing effect…even from an Indica. But, in my honest opinion, there is nothing better in the world of medical cannabis than a sweet Sativa harvested right as amber trichomes are noticed for the first time. It ensures the largest majority of trichomes have gone from clear to milky (which can be verified by examining more buds) – and that’s the sweet spot for me.

    Experiment with your medicine. Take one plant and harvest various buds off of it when trichomes are clear, then milky, then amber. You may be surprised to see just how different the effects of one plant can be when harvested according to different trichome development readiness.

    Also…never stop learning!

  8. Apparently Russ cares more for big money and powerful national interests than legalization for the people what he believes in is legalization for the corporate powers that be

  9. Hey Russ you know what also polled at 47%? Your well funded tightly-controlled legalization Prop 19. They outspent opponents 3:1. Measure 80 polled the same, even with your shoddy predictions that Measure 80 was going to have a “poor outcome” because it had no support or funding from you guys. Your argument is worthless.

  10. We aren’t trusting you with NAO, Russ. You have been exposed with I-502, and we will continue to expose your phony half-assed legalization agenda.

  11. Big money legalization Russ coming back with his Allison Holcomb derived talking points to sell his agenda. You have become nothing but poison to the movement. Your idea of faux, tightly controlled, heavily taxed legalization agenda will eventually be rejected by your constituents. Everyone is starting to see through your propaganda and lies.

  12. Sorry, I don’t have a lot of software on my computer and was unable to watch the video. However, I’m a little confused (a common occurrence). The way you describe the differences in indoor and outdoor grows, well it would seem that outdoor plants would always be better (healthier?). Stronger in THC. But my reading shows the general opinion that indoor is stronger in THC than outdoor. I know, I know, there are a lot of variables in that conclusion, but overall, that’s the reading I get. With indoor plants, it would seem like you are stunting their growth by growing them inside, without sun. Just compare an indoor plant to an outdoor plant of any other variety. I would think that plants like to grow wild and free, you know, like a weed.

    Not that it matters one way or another with regards to THC levels, because too much THC is not what I want in my bud. Well, more THC than I’m getting, but not too much. :)

  13. Absolutely! Outdoors, especially when started and nurtured indoors just prior to transplanting to outdoors to slightly lengthen the growing season, a mature cannabis plant will reach heights as high as 30 feet with four plants able to yield over one metric ton. Have a look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSF-GOMBsMk, and seek out Jorge’s four-part report on a crop that yielded 1.5 metric tons on a shockingly small number of plants.

    A typical indoor grow, which only allows the plants to achieve a height of about 6 feet, would be lucky to get a pound per plant. 10+ pounds per plant is a reasonable expectation from a successful outdoor grow.

    It’s practically a tree.

  14. “4 outdoor plants in Southern Oregon will produce far more than 6 indoor plants in Colorado”
    Does this mean that indoor grows usually produce less than outdoor?

  15. Colorado is going to fully commercialize. And if other states don’t step up and see the economic benefit, in 10 years everyone will be smoking Colorado marijuana, and sending the money there.
    4 plants, 6 plants won’t matter. It’s already a game of catch up if states want to see local production add to economic output of their jurisdiction

  16. One area where WA excels over CO is in not allowing for permanent local bans . Something to consider. Also, just because there is no DUI-C provision in the initiative, that is no reason to assume that one will not follow at the hands of legislators. if so, hopefully it will be more reasonable than ours. In CO’s post-election DUI-C statute, the ng level it is rebuttable(?).

    Wishing success to our reform colleagues to the south. They sure picked a wining name for their organization.

    Keith Henson, Pierce County NORML

  17. You should not be able to blast butane hash oil at home. Sorry, that requires a commercial license and some regulation. I don’t want some BHOtard blowing up the house next door.

    NAO doesn’t change OMMA, so if you want 24/24, you can still have it as a patient. OCTA is great, but I fear that “all seeds and starts are unregulated hemp” will be seized upon by opponents who’ll note it is a loophole wide enough to drive a twelve-year-old with a legal garden of 1,000 Alaskan Thunderfuck clones through.

    But as it comes time for campaign season, there will be both OCTA and HEMP, two campaigns surviving with whatever funding Paul Stanford can juggle and kite from various accounts, sparsely attended reggae concert fundraisers, an aging volunteer base and zero support from the national reform community. And then there will be NAO with national funding from billionaires and powerful lobbyists. There will be media painting Stanford as sketchy and overreaching and Anthony Johnson portrayed as the sensible moderate with backing from professionals and The Oregonian. And once the state and some pot docs recognize that equalling the medical limits removes any incentive to “get medical” and pay a $200 card fee and $175 doctor’s visit, they may see the wisdom in having lower recreational limits than medical limits.

    It’s not a matter of whether NAO is “as good” as OCTA, it is which one of the two can pass. Given that the last OCTA flamed out at 47% while the two other states were passing with flying colors at 55%, my money’s on NAO. But I encourage OCTA supporters to keep pushing that initiative – it acts as the liberal threat that brings conservatives closer to the moderate alternative.

  18. I have to agree with you..I’m a patient and I need the current grow amounts etc to make the meds I need. Some of this feels like caving to the naysayers and making legalization more palatable to a group of people who will only seek to circumvent legalization in the end. We see these attempts happening in both Colorado and Washington. Oregon needs to stand alone on this and actually become the model for the nation. Don’t hurt patients in the zeal to legalize.

  19. The only way for New approach oregon to be as good as the cannabis tax act is to match the amount you can posses. Which would then make it 24 ounces and 24 plants as opposed to only 8 ounces and 4 plants. Another thing is Nao doesn’t allow hash to be made at home and only bought from a store that needs to change as well we should try to legalize cannabis right and remove all penalties. Lastly we need protection from the Prohibitionist industry of drug testing what we do on our free times is only our busuiness.

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