Pubdate: Mon, 29 Oct 2007
Source: Keizertimes (Keizer, OR)
Copyright: 2007 Keizertimes, Inc.
Author: Jim Klahr
Note: Title by MAP


To the Editor:

Capt Kuhns is incorrect the following is in the OARs:

333-008-0010 Definitions For the purposes of OAR 333-008-0000 through
333-008-0120, the following definitions apply:

(9) "Marijuana" means all parts of the plant Cannabis family Moraceae,
whether growing or not; the resin extracted from any part of the
plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or
preparation of the plant or its resin. ...

Most patients who choose to refine their cannabis to hashish use an
ice water extraction method that purifies the herb. No petroleum-based
products are used. This is very effective for using it as
suppositories and edibles for those who cannot smoke or vaporize.

As a person struggling in the twilight of a life ending disease I find
it very disconcerting that law enforcement officers think they should
be defining law to the detriment of the sick and dying.

Jim Klahr

Brookings, OR
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MAP posted-by: Richard Lake