About 100 Oregonians rallied on the steps of the Capitol Building in Salem to support Measure 80 and the Moms for Marijuana First Cannabis Quilt Regional Conference in Washington, DC on October 15th. Sponsored by Women for Measure 80, the event focused on raising awareness and unity for Measure 80 and the Moms for Marijuana Cannabis Quilt Project.
The rally was hosted by Amanda Rain, Outreach Coordinator for Yes On 80 and included speakers – all women – with different perspectives about the importance of changing our failed marijuana policies. Although press has been slight, we were able to get this video and pictures to share. It is time for women to step forward and speak out in favor of regulation. Drug dealers don’t ask for ID; store owners are required to by law. Vote “YES” on Measure 80.
Rally for Measure 80 Speakers List
- Anna Diaz, Founder of Women for Measure 80 spoke about industrial hemp and sustainable jobs.
- Amanda Rain, Women for Measure Outreach Director for Yes on 80 was the Master of Ceremonies.
- Madeline Martinez, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and NORML Board Member talked about her experience as a prison guard and the failure of marijuana policy.
- Trish Morningstar, Mom and PTSD Sufferer relayed her tragic story about the consequences she has suffered for treating her PTSD with cannabis.
- Kelly Fabry operates the Patient Grower Network in Keizer and reminded us that Measure 80 will be a good thing for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, too.