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Common Sense Cannabis Consumption: A Patient’s Perspective

To my elected officials and local leaders,   My name is Jeremy Robbins and I use medical cannabis because I broke my neck in a bicycling accident nearly 20 years ago. I am paralyzed and have severe spasms and chronic pain, but I do not take any narcotics to mitigate my symptoms, instead I consume Read more about Common Sense Cannabis Consumption: A Patient’s Perspective[…]

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Editorial: Say yes to cannabis cafes

From The Bend Bulletin: You can use marijuana at home in Oregon — except if you’re a renter and your landlord doesn’t allow it. You can use it in other private settings, as well. Anywhere else, and you’re breaking the law. That may change, however. It will, that is, if the New Revenue Coalition, a Read more about Editorial: Say yes to cannabis cafes[…]

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Group Launches Effort To Allow Cannabis Cafes In Oregon

From OPB: by Kristian Foden-Vencil Follow OPB Nov. 22, 2018 midnight | Portland, Ore. Walk down any downtown Portland street and it’s not unusual to smell cannabis. That’s despite the fact current law says people can only smoke it in private. Sam Chapman with the New Revenue Coalition says Oregon lawmakers need to give people public places to smoke, especially Read more about Group Launches Effort To Allow Cannabis Cafes In Oregon[…]

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Group makes push for cannabis cafes in Oregon

From KGW: Author: Associated Press Published: 12:46 PM PST November 23, 2018 Updated: 12:46 PM PST November 23, 2018 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group wants Oregon lawmakers to allow public places such as cafes where people can smoke legal pot. Current law says people can only smoke it in private. The New Revenue Coalition wants to change Read more about Group makes push for cannabis cafes in Oregon[…]

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Will Oregon OK cannabis cafés?

From KOIN: The New Revenue Coalition plans to lobby the Oregon legislature By: Amy Frazier and KOIN 6 News Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — When Oregonians legalized marijuana in 2014, it came with a built-in timeframe for the legislature to get a handle on the entire issue. It wasn’t until July 1, 2015 that pot was Read more about Will Oregon OK cannabis cafés?[…]

Campaign Update: September 17, 2018

Friends and supporters, First of all, thank you! We had a wonderful campaign launch on August 29th with Senator Lew Frederick at the fantastic Tillamook Station, and we could not have done it without you. A special thanks to Oregon NORML’s Madeline Martinez, who joined New Revenue Coalition founders Sam Chapman and Anthony Johnson in Read more about Campaign Update: September 17, 2018[…]

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New Revenue Coalition Common Consumption Bill Summary

It’s time to legalize and regulate common consumption cannabis businesses in Oregon!   Legalization in Oregon has created thousands of jobs and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue, but we can do even better. By licensing common consumption businesses, Oregonians will have regulated establishments where adults can responsibly use cannabis while creating Read more about New Revenue Coalition Common Consumption Bill Summary[…]

Advocates Plan Ballot Measure for Cannabis Cafes

From Willamette Week: Cannabis advocacy group the New Revenue Coalition wants Oregon lawmakers to expand the number of places where consumers can light up. Currently, Oregon law effectively restricts cannabis consumption to private residences—but many landlords don’t allow tenants to smoke in rented properties. Coalition spokesman Sam Chapman says his group will push lawmakers in 2019 to Read more about Advocates Plan Ballot Measure for Cannabis Cafes[…]

It’s Time To Legalize Social Use Cannabis Businesses In Oregon

From WeedNews.co: On August 29, the New Revenue Coalition will host a kick-off event to announce efforts to work with the Oregon State Legislature to license and regulate cannabis social consumption. The NRC will also file with the state to begin collecting signatures for a 2020 ballot initiative should the 2019 legislative efforts fail to Read more about It’s Time To Legalize Social Use Cannabis Businesses In Oregon[…]

Cannabis Cafes Could be Coming to Oregon Soon

From InternationalCBC.com: Legal cannabis in Oregon has brought thousands of jobs to the state and has generated millions of dollars in revenue, exceeding government expectations. In fact, the Beaver State brings in $20 million every quarter in cannabis taxes, doubling the $40 million that state financial analysts thought would be the maximum generated in a year. Read more about Cannabis Cafes Could be Coming to Oregon Soon[…]