Oregon: Cannabis Lobby Day at the Capitol, February 8th

CannabisLobbyDay2016

By CRRH Staff

Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), along with several other cannabis organizations, will be participating in Cannabis Lobby Day at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, February 8, 2016. The free speech event, will feature speakers, music and vendors, will be held from 12pm to 5pm.

* Protect the OMMP and continue the fight for patient rights and access to medicine.

* Prevent over-regulation of marijuana under M91 by the OHA, OLCC, OAC and ONI that could hinder, rather than aid, the creation, regulation and stabilization of legal marijuana related businesses.

* No Federal Scheduling - Support the effort to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. It is time for the federal government to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.

* Show support for social cannabis clubs. Clubs are an essential aspect of our culture and there should be allowance for these types of clubs.

* Network with Other Local Groups – CRRH, The Human Solution International, Oregon Chapter of Parents 4 Pot, Portland NORML, Cannabis Liberation Front and more!

All are encouraged to attend. We suggest to those who cannot attend to call or write to your representative and fill their inbox and voice mail with your input! Make your voice heard!

Press conference to be held at 12pm.
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Before arriving at the Oregon Capitol, you will want to know your State Senator and State Representative’s name & Salem office address. It is helpful to know what they look like.

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/findyourlegislator/leg-districts.html

It is extremely encouraged to call ahead of time and set up an appointment time with both your State Senator and State Representative. Since you are taking the time to go to Salem you should be able to get at least a few minutes with each of the lawmakers who represent you, however without calling ahead to setup an appointment there is no guarantee that they will be able to meet with you.

Upon arriving at the Capitol, several organizations and cannabis businesses will be rallying and passing out literature. There will be info sheets on all the bills we are tracking.

Go to your State Senator and State Representative’s offices (these will be two different offices) and ask the Legislative Assistant if you can have a few minutes of the lawmaker’s time or that you are there for your scheduled appointment. If you are able to speak to them, let them know that you are a constituent and have traveled to Salem to share your feelings about legalizing cannabis, protecting the OMMP and the need for hemp cultivation. Ask them how they would vote on specific bills. If the lawmaker is not in their office, ask the assistant where they are.

If your Rep. is in a committee hearing or meeting it helps to go to that specific room and wait for them to come out. Once they exit the room, approach them, introduce yourself and let them know why you came to Salem. Feel free to share your thoughts with them but be polite and respectful of their time. If possible, document their response.

If you are unable to speak to your Rep, leave them a typed or hand written letter letting asking them their stance on the issue. When you get home, follow up with an email to continue the dialog.

02/08/16 - 8:00am Room HR343 - Senate Committee On Judiciary

Senator Sara Gelser

Democrat - District 8 - Corvallis, Albany, Philomath, Millersburg, Tangent, and unincorporated parts of Linn and Benton County

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1708
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-405, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.SaraGelser@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Gelser

Senator Jeff Kruse

Republican - District 1 - Roseburg

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1701 District Phone: 541-580-3276
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-315, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: 636 Wild Iris Lane, Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Email: Sen.JeffKruse@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/kruse

Senator Floyd Prozanski

Democrat - District 4 - South Lane and North Douglas Counties

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1704 District Phone: 541-342-2447
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-415, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: PO Box 11511, Eugene, OR 97440
Email: Sen.FloydProzanski@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/prozanski

Senator Kim Thatcher

Republican - District 13 - Keizer

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1713
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-307, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.KimThatcher@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Thatcher

Senate President Pro Tempore
Diane Rosenbaum

Democrat - District 21 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1721 District Phone: 503-231-9970
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-213, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: 1125 SE Madison Street, Suite 204, Portland, OR 97214
Email: Sen.DianeRosenbaum@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/rosenbaum

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02/08/16 - 1pm Room HR B - Senate Committee On Business and Transportation

Senator Lee Beyer

Democrat - District 6 - Springfield

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1706
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-419, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.LeeBeyer@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/beyer

Senator Fred Girod

Republican - District 9 - Stayton

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1709
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-401, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.FredGirod@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/girod

Senator Rod Monroe

Democrat - District 24 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1724 District Phone: 503-760-4310
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-409, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: 7802 SE 111th Avenue, Portland, OR 97266
Email: Sen.RodMonroe@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/monroe

Senator Chuck Riley

Democrat - District 15 - Hillsboro

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-303, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: sen.chuckriley@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/riley

Senator Chuck Thomsen

Republican - District 26 - Hood River

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1726
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-316, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.ChuckThomsen@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/thomsen

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02/08/16 - 3pm Room HR 343 - House Committee On Judiciary

Representative Jeff Barker

Democrat - District 28 - Aloha

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1428
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-480, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.JeffBarker@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Barker

Representative Brent Barton

Democrat - District 40 - Clackamas County

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1440
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-275, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.BrentBarton@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Barton

Representative Mitch Greenlick

Democrat - District 33 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1433
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-493, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Phone: 503-297-2416
District Address: 412 NW Couch St #104 Portland, OR 97209
Email: Rep.MitchGreenlick@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Greenlick

Representative Wayne Krieger

Republican - District 1 - Gold Beach

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1401
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-381, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.WayneKrieger@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Krieger

Representative Ann Lininger

Democrat - District 38 - Lake Oswego

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1438
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-485, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: rep.annlininger@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/lininger

Representative Andy Olson

Republican - District 15 - Albany

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1415 District Phone: 541-967-6576
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-478, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: PO Box 891 Albany, Oregon 97321
Email: Rep.AndyOlson@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Olson

Representative Bill Post

Republican - District 25 - Keizer

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1425
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-373, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: rep.billpost@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/post

Representative Sherrie Sprenger

Republican - District 17 - Scio

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1417
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-388, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.SherrieSprenger@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Sprenger

Representative Jessica Vega Pederson

Democrat - District 47 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1447
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-285, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.JessicaVegaPederson@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/vegapederson

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02/08/16 - 1:00pm Room HR C - Senate Committee On Human Services and Early Childhood

Senator Michael Dembrow

Democrat - District 23 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723 District Phone: 503-281-0608
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: 2104 NE 45th Ave. Portland, OR 97213
Email: Sen.MichaelDembrow@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Dembrow

Senator Sara Gelser

Democrat - District 8 - Corvallis, Albany, Philomath, Millersburg, Tangent, and unincorporated parts of Linn and Benton County

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1708
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-405, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.SaraGelser@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/Gelser

Senator Jeff Kruse

Republican - District 1 - Roseburg

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1701 District Phone: 541-580-3276
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-315, Salem, Oregon 97301
District Address: 636 Wild Iris Lane, Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Email: Sen.JeffKruse@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/kruse

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson

Democrat - District 25 - Gresham

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1725
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-413, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.LaurieMonnesAnderson@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/monnesanderson

Senator Alan Olsen - Republican

District 20 - Canby

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1720
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-425, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Sen.AlanOlsen@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/olsen