Call To Action – Save the OMMP


Talking points – HB 2198

Committee targets OMMP growers!

Requires OLCC licenses!

♦ OLCC limits patient access to medicine!

Act Now!

♦ Call the Committee and tell them STOP THE INTEGRATION.

♦ New amendments create Uncertainty for Patients.

Oppose the “dash ones” and support HB 2198 as introduced.

Protect the Patients!

Additional Talking Points for Phone Calls and Emails.

Phone #’s and email addresses listed below.

HB 2198 protects OMMP patients by creating the Medical Use of Cannabis Board to administer the OMMP.

o This Board is appointed by the governor to take over OHA responsibilities for administering the OMMMP.

HB 2198 protects Medical growers from federal intervention by keeping them separate from OLCC.

o Combining OMMP growers with the OLCC will leave them at risk if federal intervention targets state recreational programs

HB 2198 puts OMMP growers under the care of the ODA where agricultural crop management should be.

o Having OMMP growers at ODA will help when addressing issues such as pesticides and pollination.

HB 2198 protects revenue generated by OMMP fees from being allocated to other programs.

o OMMP fees being used to fund other OHA programs, means less money for patient services. This will end under HB 2198.

HB 2198 supports regulation by requiring ODA medical growers to track production and distribution activities.

o For those growing medical under ODA they are required to report into METRC. (We hope this will enable ODA medical growers to access the OLCC market).

HB 2198 promotes Oregon’s strong and vibrant medical program that needs our ongoing support.

Please use these talking points when calling or emailing Committee members. Pick your two favorites and be sure to emphasis the underlined point. For not spend a lot of time on the phone.

Possible Script:

Us: “Hi, my name is and (I am a constituent .. if you are) I am calling to ask for your support on HB 2198.”

Them: What bill is that?

Reply: It’s the “Save the OMMP Patients” bill.

Them: What does it do?

HB 2198 protects patients by creating …. Or,….”

HB 2198 keeps OMMP growers separate from the OLCC system…”

EMAIL THE COMMITTEE!!! Click an email below!!

Sen. Ginny Burdick – D 503.986.1700

Rep. Ann Lininger – D 503.986.1438

Sen. Floyd Prozanski – D 503.986.1704

Rep. Julie Fahey –D 503.986.1414

Sen. Ted Ferrioli – R 503.986.1950

Rep. Carl Wilson –R 503.986.1403

Sen. Lee Beyer – D 503.986.1706

Rep. Ken Helm –D 503.986.1434

Sen. Jeff Kruse – R 503.986.1701

Rep. Andy Olson – R 503.986.1415

Keith Mansur

Keith Mansur is the founder, publisher, and editor of Oregon Cannabis Connection newspaper. The print publication has been serving Oregon since 2010. He has been a Oregon medical marijuana patient, grower, and caregiver since 2006. Find him on Facebook or email him at

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2 thoughts on “Call To Action – Save the OMMP

  • 03/13/2017 at 4:10 pm

    Thank you, Keith.

  • 03/13/2017 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks for the article, and the links to the members of the committee. Every patient needs to be onboard with this, sending emails and following up with phone calls.

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