Hemp Legislation in Oregon Essay

753 Words Jul 17th, 2011 4 Pages
1. State the administrative agency that controls the regulation. Explain why this agency and your proposed regulation interests you (briefly).

The Oregon Department of Agriculture Laws Authorizing Commercial Hemp Cultivation
Year Passed: 2009 
Summary: The Oregon Legislature approved Senate Bill 676 which "Permits production and possession of industrial hemp and trade in industrial hemp commodities and products." (norml.org)
2. Will this proposed regulation affect you or the business in which you are working? If so, how?

This bill affects me as a citizen, a teacher, a mother and as an environmentalist. In each role, I have a vested interest in the state's economic health and outlook. Several Oregon-based companies (Living
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I would suggest that the legislature allow us to exercise our constitutional rights to have state legislation upheld. The claim that the Department of Agriculture makes when they state they must wait for the Federal Government to reclassify Marijuana illustrates their total lack of knowledge regarding hemp and hemp production. Furthermore, when state legislation has been passed, the Department of Agriculture's job is to uphold the state law, not make excuses regarding compliance.
4. Provide the "deadline" by which the public comment must be made. (If the date has already passed, please provide when the deadline was).
Now. This has been state legislation for years, but the Department of Agriculture refuses to comply.
A. Once you have submitted your comment, what will you are legally entitled to do later in the promulgation process (if you should choose to do so)?
In this case, the promulgation process calls for activism and protest. Another part of the process is to propose a Citizen's Initiative that would go before the people. The new initiative's sunset date is June 22, 2012.
B. If the proposal passes, identify and explain the five legal theories you could use in an attempt to have the regulation declared invalid and overturned in court.
Given that I would not do that, this is hard to answer. People who do wish to do that try to confuse the people into believing that Marijuana and Hemp is the same thing. Another

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