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Article posted Jan 25 2013, 5:28 PM Category: Politics/Corruption Source: StoptheDrugWar.org Print

Oregon Bill Would Make Cigarettes Controlled Substances

by Phillip Smith

An Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance. That means it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.

Other Oregon Schedule III drugs include ketamine, LSD, and anabolic steroids.

Sponsored by Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), the bill, House Bill 2077, would make violations a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of up to one year in prison, a $6,250 fine, or both. The same penalty would apply to both possession and distribution.

The bill directs the state Board of Pharmacy to "adopt rules to classify nicotine as a Schedule III controlled substance." It would also require people involved in tobacco transactions keep records and to "forward the records to the State Police if directed to do so by the department." Failure to do so would also be a Class A misdemeanor.

The bill had a first reading last week and has been referred to the speaker's desk for committee assignment. As of Thursday, it had not been assigned to a committee.





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Posted: Jan 26 2013, 9:07 AM

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80202 Read the link to the actual bill....it's even more nuts than reported here.

Insane lawmakers will bring the country to its knees.
Anonymous

Posted: Feb 07 2013, 9:50 AM

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71181 Let's bring up the fact that 1, America's first major export was tobacco, 2nd, As long as you're over the age of 18, you have the right to smoke tobacco with out restriction, as you have the right to consume alcohol at age 21, right to vote at age 18, right to fight and die for your country at age 18, etc., etc., etc., IT"S TIME TO STAND UP TO THESE SO CALLED LAWMAKERS, AND REMOVE THESE IDIOTS, VOTE, PETITION THESE MORONS OUT


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