While we are not a dispensary and this doesn't appear to directly affect us, Tom Burns and his crew is at it again. He has sent out an email stating that to enter a dispensary, the person must have card in hand, not the application and receipt that has been acceptable for many YEARS.
I see this as yet another discriminatory practice against Cannabis patients. When is the last time a doctor recommended something for you that you had to pay the State of Oregon (or any other state) up to $250 for permission to use it? Did you have to wait and get an additional form from the state to use the poison? Nope. It's getting out of hand, and we can't just take it sitting down.
Yes, I need you to send another letter. Send it to Tom.Burns@state.or.us and please bcc us and cc anyone else you can think of (elected and otherwise). We need to ask the question, "why the harassment?" Why all of a sudden isn't it enough to pay to see the doctor, have the signed paperwork, pay additional postage for certified mail to ensure there is proof of mailing ... and now, we have to wait for however long it may take the OHA to process these and get the cards to us? Perhaps Mr Burns doesn't realize it has taken as long as 3 months in the past ... people have to die waiting for the permission slip? Please tell him to GIVE IT UP! We are sick and tired of the harassment!