Oregon Protestors Rally Against Drug Test Background Checks

Fri, March 4th, 2011 - 5:34 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Supports of the Medical Marijuana practice in Oregon rallied against House Bill 2982.  According to Fox 12 in Oregon, if passed House Bill 2982 would require background checks on all existing medical marijuana cardholders and new applicants.

Sounds easy enough. The catch is, if background checks reveal any criminal convictions, too bad.  The medical marijuana permit would be revoked for any current permit holders and applicants convicted of drug related crimes.

Oregon law enforcement estimates the cost of background checks for medical marijuana users would cost the state some $7.5 million for the 80,000 cardholders in the state.   Is it really worth the extra bucks when in a bad economy states are hurting for bucks?  I’d love to hear opinions on this.

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