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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:40 PM

Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

If you're a regular smoker, you may want to keep an eye on a new bill in the Oregon Legislature.

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.

Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both.

Other drugs and substances that are considered Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids.

"The State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules placing requirements and limitations on the sale or transfer of products containing nicotine," the bill's text says.

http://www.kptv.com/story/20662618/bill-proposed-in-oregon-would-make-cigarettes-prescription-only-drugs

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Reply Bill proposed in Oregon would make cigarettes prescription-only drugs (Original post)
The Straight Story Jan 2013 OP
actslikeacarrot Jan 2013 #1
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #2
Recursion Jan 2013 #3
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #4
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #7
DJ13 Jan 2013 #5
RainDog Jan 2013 #6
HockeyMom Jan 2013 #8
leftstreet Jan 2013 #9
William769 Jan 2013 #10
Viva_La_Revolution Jan 2013 #11
EOTE Jan 2013 #12
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #14
Logical Jan 2013 #13
arely staircase Jan 2013 #15
legaleagle_45 Jan 2013 #17
arely staircase Jan 2013 #18
EastKYLiberal Jan 2013 #16
mokawanis Jan 2013 #19

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:42 PM

1. how about we release...

...pot users from jail instead of throwing tobacco users in there next to them? Have we tried that approach yet?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:44 PM

2. "What are you in for?"

"Possession of Marlboros."

Stupid bill.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:44 PM

3. Well, that's worked so well for pot, cocaine, and heroin...

... that I can't imagine why anybody would be against this.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:48 PM

4. Ok with me - but only if they take cannabis OFF the Schedule. And seriously? They had to go for

Schedule III instead of just requiring a prescription like for antibiotics???? I'm saying WTF and I'm a nonsmoker who HATES cigarettes.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:07 PM

7. cannabis isnt killing people - apple and oranges

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:51 PM

5. And yet alcohol will still be easily available

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:52 PM

6. ...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:14 PM

8. Reservations

Would they have Native Doctors writing scripts at their Smokin Joe stores?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:15 PM

9. But no bill that would subsidize help for smokers to quit


What a hateful asshat this Bootlick is

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:19 PM

10. Prohibition worked out so well.



Wll it did give us organized crime!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:41 PM

11. Usually I agree with him, but this idea is just stupid. nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:46 PM

12. LSD is schedule 1. Sloppy reporting. NT

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Response to EOTE (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:42 PM

14. If they were honestly classified then cigarettes should be schedule 1 too so it's a sloppy bill

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:39 PM

13. 2nd hand smoke kills more than guns every year! n-t

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:42 PM

15. yeah, prohibition of recreational drugs is such a success

lets ad another to the list.

fwiw - i just passed my one year mark as a non smoker.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:46 PM

17. Congrats

I quit November 3, so 3 month on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Response to legaleagle_45 (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:50 PM

18. hang in there

it gets better. i still get the occassional craving out of nowhere, but it passes.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:44 PM

16. A public smoking ban is efficient. This is too far. nt

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:52 PM

19. What an asshole

The DU'er who said a public ban is enough had it right.

Doesn't Greenlick have anything better to work on?

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