Signatures turned in for fall ballot measures

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Friday at 5 p.m. was the deadline for initiative sponsors to turn in signatures for ballot measures on the November 2010 ballot. Here's the rundown of the six measures that will go forward for signature verification:


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    Thanks for this update, Kari.

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    What is typical % of good signatures?

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      John not sure if Kari will reply here, but I believe the percentage depends on the group doing the collecting.

      Groups outsourcing their collections to paid gatherers get a lower percentage. And the percentages depend a lot on how well you train your gatherers.

      I don't know the typical percentages but could track it down. The whole signature verification process is a cool statistical / sampling problem that one of my colleagues worked on.

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    Thanks Kari, I hope that all make it to the ballot. Right now my thoughts are:

    Minimum sentencing - No Medical Marijuana - Maybe Nonpartisan redistriting - Yes Lottery funding - No Private casino- Probably Not

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    Oh boy.. more prisons, paid for by education and health care funds.

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    I dream of a day when the Left decides that dishonesty about medical science is not seen as a useful bridge toward sane drug policy.

    Of course the dilemma is compounded by the fact that virtually all elected officials know the science of marijuana, but will never ever do the right thing and advocate for legalization and taxation, despite the fact that such actions would help significantly in reducing our current state budget crisis.

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      Pat, I'd love to see you expand on those comments.

      Reading between the lines, I think you're arguing that a) marijuana as a medical therapy is nonsense, and b) it should be legalized anyway.


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    dishonesty about medical science? that is the feds, not the medical cannabis community. Instead of telling us we are lying (when we know we are not) you could use a fairly large group of current OMMP patients to actually study the issue and how it works.

    I suggest you will find that:

    medical cannabis reduces or eliminates the need for narcotics for pain relief

    medical cannabis improves the quality of life for thousands of Oregonians

    it has NO LETHAL DOSE

    it works

    it saves money it generates money

    and it works for a bunch of your fellow Oregonians. I am one of them. My doc has a license to practice medicine in Oregon. He and over 3,000 Oregon licensed physicians have signed for their patients.

    I think you need to study the issue before you go telling folks there is no medical benefit to medical cannabis.

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