Saving Bend

We were in Bend last weekend. We love being in Bend. What’s not to like? The setting reminds us of Whitefish, Montana, where we were married forty plus years ago. Few places can rival Bend for its rugged natural beauty, … Continue reading

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After legalization, marijuana easier to come by than water, say high schoolers

by Colin Cortbus An explicit student-produced online documentary depicts a rampant culture of illicit drug taking by students at a top Portland public school, just months after recreational marijuana legalization came into effect in mid-2015. The filmmaker says Oregon should … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Marijuana | 26 Comments

America: A heavily medicated nation

by Dan Lucas Several years ago I ran for state representative in a deep blue suburb of Portland. At the time, I had a very naïve view of politics and didn’t understand the significance of voter registration advantages at all. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse | 19 Comments

Knute Buehler announces legislative agenda for 2016 session

Rep. Knute Buehler Priorities: Preventing prescription drug abuse and protecting whistleblowers Bend, OR – Representative Knute Buehler announced this week the two bills he will introduce during the upcoming 2016 session. Legislators are limited to two bills for even-year legislative … Continue reading

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What should Oregon fund by exploiting people’s addictions?

by Dan Lucas Oregon has now passed Ballot Measure 91, legalizing the use of marijuana. Oregonians voted 56% to 44% to allow the “possession, manufacture and sale of marijuana by/to adults, subject to state licensing, regulation, and taxation.” Projected marijuana … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Education, State Budget | 26 Comments

Oregon state agencies support sex ed conference that promotes meth use

by NW Spotlight KOIN TV in Portland ran a rather astonishing story Tuesday night. The story was about a sex education conference held each year in Seaside, OR – the Adolescent Sexuality Conference. KOIN reported that children as young as … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Education, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority | 14 Comments

Marijuana and President Obama

I am traveling today and have turned my column over to James Puterbaugh, M.D.  Dr. Puterbaugh has been a Portland physician for over thirty years. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles Medical School who … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Marijuana, President Obama | 525 Comments

Legalizing Marijuana

  I continue to be puzzled by an attitude that if something is difficult to enforce then we should abandon attempts and just legalize it. That is apparently the attitude of Oregon’s politicians (Republican and Democrat alike) and is reflected … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, GMO, Government Regulation, Marijuana | 2,784 Comments

End mandatory student drug testing in public schools

by Rob Taylor In an effort to follow a national trend, at the beginning of the current school year, The Bandon School Board instituted a mandatory drug-testing policy for students who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities sponsored by … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Education | 29 Comments

Time for Oregonians to learn the facts about marijuana

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The facts regarding the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana have changed over the past several decades. Marijuana contains two compounds that produce significant pharmacological effects. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the component that produces an intoxicating high … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, Oregon Senate | 495 Comments

Rep. Jim Thompson to receive award for advocacy work

Salem, OR–Rep. Jim Thompson (R-Dallas) has been selected to receive the 2012 Advocate-of-the Year Award for his work on legislative policy involving Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Thompson was notified of his accolade in a letter dated March … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 5 Comments

Oregon is 4th in nation in prescription drug abuse

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) The Oregon Senate passed a significant bill this week: Senate Bill 470. SB 470 deals with Oregon’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which was created two years ago after 8 years of work on the concept.  To put … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:26 | Posted in Drug Abuse, OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments

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