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Oregon Court of Appeals rules concealed handgun permit OK for medical marijuana patient

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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Oregon Court of Appeals rules concealed handgun permit OK for medical marijuana patient


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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a medical marijuana patient can have a concealed handgun permit.

The court on Wednesday said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters had no grounds to deny the permit sought by Cynthia Willis in 2008.

Winters had argued the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 was the legal basis of his decision.

The Court of Appeals rejected the sheriff's arguments and found that Willis complied with state law in her application
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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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This just shows the decades of negative and false propaganda towards users of marijuana.

I wonder if this sheriff denied patients that use vicodin, or people that drink alcohol.

The stigma towards marijuana will take years to undo and I think its unfair, because if your on pot your not likely to pull your gun and pop a cap in some one....

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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"When you're on pot"?

Sorry, not trying to nitpick or be an ass but when people say things like this it just makes me laugh. It's like when someone says "That individual is using marijuana". It's not "on pot", they're high. It's not "using marijuana", it's smoking. One way to cut down on the propaganda is watch the words and phrases you use. Because when you say "on pot" or "using marijuana" it makes it sound like weed is like some hard drug.

Ironically enough, both tobacco and alcohol, scientifically speaking, are "hard drugs". And we not only use the correct phrases with them (smoking, drinking) but we also try to identify them solely as tobacco or alcohol. Like when someone says "Drugs and alcohol". I try to remind them that alcohol is also a drug and thus the differentiation is utterly unnecessary.




More on topic though, this is good news and a pretty significant decision even though it doesn't seem like it is.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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Absolutely correct. You are more likely to kill their potato chips. Personally I think this is good news.



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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This deserves 6 flags. Excellent news.



[edit on 17-6-2010 by thisguyrighthere]



posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by SpectreDC
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"When you're on pot"?

Sorry, not trying to nitpick or be an ass but when people say things like this it just makes me laugh. It's like when someone says "That individual is using marijuana". It's not "on pot", they're high. It's not "using marijuana", it's smoking. One way to cut down on the propaganda is watch the words and phrases you use. Because when you say "on pot" or "using marijuana" it makes it sound like weed is like some hard drug.


I do see your point, but on pot in the ptb eyes is if you burn one and test positive weeks later your considered on it, and thats just stupid...



More on topic though, this is good news and a pretty significant decision even though it doesn't seem like it is.


Oregon seems like a cool place, this decision is about common sense and not about moral self righteous religious governmental programing.




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