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Yes On 80 Campaign Says Marijuana Prohibition Is The Problem

Posted on  October 03, 2012 by  News Admin

  Campaign Makes Statement on Oregon Medical Marijuana Raids: 'Regulation is the solution.' Washington County, Oregon sheriffs' officers on Thursday morning raided The Human Collective, a medical marijuana facility in Tigard. Sheriff's Sgt. Bob Ray claimed The Human Collective dispensary, which opened in April 2010, was selling marijuana. Two people were detained during the search, reports Noelle Crombie of The Oregonian. No arrests were made, and nobody has been charged with a crime. "We have been the most legally compliant place in the whole state," said Don Morse, a co-director of the dispensary. "We are a model." Investigators seized plants at a home in the 1100 block of SW 63rd Avenue in Tigard, in addition to serving a search warrant at The Human Collective's offices. Attorney and medical marijuana advocate Leland Berger said after the raid that it was "disappointing that the Washington County Sheriff's Office would choose to interrupt the supply of medicine to patients." "This is just the latest in an increasing number of raids on medical marijuana operations across Oregon," said spokesman Roy Kaufmann with the Yes On 80 campaign, which backs a legalization measure which will be on November's general election ballot. "These raids are symptomatic of a larger problem: marijuana prohibition is a failure, and it's time to repeal it.   "The effects of prohibition are as destructive as they are wasteful: until marijuana prohibition is repealed, medical marijuana will always be at best a gray market, where business owners are caught in the web...