The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) has been passed in 1998, and it enabled patients with specific"debilitating medical conditions" to use marijuana to relieve their pain and distress.
There's presently no supply method for medical marijuana nonetheless, so patients at the program must develop their own marijuana or locate another individual to develop it. The OMMA especially requires that"no consideration is paid for transport" to be able to stay in compliance with law. There's an inherent issue with the first law passed nonetheless. Many, if not most, of those sufferers in this program don't have the capability to cultivate their own marijuana. It's physically too demanding or needs too much financial investment or intellectual know-how. Adding to the dilemma is that it is challenging to discover a caregiver who will grow it for them.
What's resulted is patients trying their medication on the black market. It's possible to imagine this makes many men and women feel as they are offenders. Others are simply not inclined to put forth the work or humiliation to acquire medical marijuana, therefore that they do not get to find out the advantages of marijuana due to their affliction.
To repair this issue, there's an initiative endorsed by Voter Power currently circulating that tries to make a controlled medical marijuana distribution system. A initiative requires 82,769 valid signatures by July 2 to be eligible for the November ballot (roughly 125,000 complete signatures to account for invalid and duplicate signatures).
At this time, there's a 59% approval rating with this particular initiative in first polling. And it seems that the initiative will really get the necessary amount of votes to be on the ballot. Then it'll be around Oregon voters to determine if they would like to adhere to the likes of California and Colorado and offer a controlled means of medical marijuana patients to get their medication.