Oregon’s largest city joins the state’s third largest, in officially getting behind state laws on medical marijuana.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) – Following the lead of Mayor Kitty Piercy from Eugene, who recently declared Medical Marijuana Awareness Week, Portland, Oregon Mayor Samuel Adams has proclaimed May to be Medical Marijuana Awareness Month.
At the urging of medical marijuana program participants and members of the Board of Directors of Oregon NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), Tom Miller, Chief of Staff for Mayor Adams said, “I’ve discussed this with the mayor. He’s pleased to make the proclamation.”
The proclamation was delivered by hand to Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 during the week following the tenth anniversary of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).
Multnomah County is home to the largest number of OMMP patients in the entire state of Oregon.
It is a tribute to its success that Mayor Adams has honored the OMMP by recognizing the need to raise awareness.
For more information, please visit ornorml.org or call Madeline Martinez at the Oregon NORML message line at 503-239-6110.
Here is a KGW Channel 8 report showing the remarkable progress marijuana decriminalization efforts are experiencing in Oregon: