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SB 281: Oregon Senator Betsy Close - Prohibitionist Against Helping Soldiers with PTSD

Senator Betsy Close

R - Albany, District 8

Capitol Address:

900 Court St. NE, S-303

Salem, OR 97301

Capitol Phone:



"After two puffs on a marijuana cigarette, I was turned into a bat."
1937 Marijuana Tax Act Expert witness pharmacologist Dr James Munch

“(A relative) was in graduate school in California when he began to smoke, dope. At 40 he could no longer add.”
Oregon Senator Betsy Close's testimony advocating incarceration for US soldiers using medical marijuana to treat PTSD

"Marijuana leads to homosexuality ... and therefore to AIDS."- White House Drug Czar Carlton Turner, 1986

"Marihuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death."
Commissioner Harry Anslinger of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics

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What bill was under discussion?

And what happened with it?


Whoops - there's the bill number right there in the title..

What diatribe. She must get

What diatribe. She must get a lot of kickbacks from Big Pharma.