Marijuana Friendly Campground in Oregon Opens
By Keith Mansur
Oregon Cannabis Connection
What goes hand in hand with camping? Smoking cannabis, of course. And, what has always been the biggest problem when you were camping and enjoying your ganja? Neighboring campers that do not approve, and law enforcement that might get called by those same bothersome campers. Now Southern Oregon has a campground that embraces cannabis use, and it sits beside a beautiful lake in the heart of Oregon’s cannabis cultivation region.
Wayne Zallen recently took over the old Lake Selmac Resort in Selma, Oregon, and it has begun the transformation into the new Smoke on the Water campground. The aging Lake Selmac Resort was the perfect setting for a cannabis centered campground, but it is in need of upgrades which they have planned. They had a soft opening on 4/20 after recently completing the purchase on the property.
“We bought Lake Selmac Resort and we are re-branding it to the Smoke on the Water brand and doing a bunch of improvements,” Zallen told Oregon Cannabis Connection.. “It was a pretty run-down park when we got it.”
There are plenty of activities on Lake Selmac and Smoke on the Water rents motor boats, paddle boats, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. They allow day use in their picnic grounds for those that can’t stay overnight but want to experience the cannabis friendly resort. Lake Selmac is also the location that produces Oregon’s record large mouth bass regularly (at least 3 times), so the fishing is excellent and also includes panfish, walleye and trout. They can accommodate everything from RVs to Tents and also have cabins for rent and have planned even more.
“We will eventually have a dispensary on the property, we have a general store, and we will have munchies and camping supplies available,” He said. “we are putting up three custom tipis by [Nomadic Tipi Makers] out of Bend, Oregon and we have a couple of cottages for rent and plan on remodeling a [home] on the property into an Air BnB.”
The region has fairly cold winters and many years the lake will freeze over. The previous owners were from California and would not stay around when the chill set in. There lack of campers made that a logical choice. But, with the new marijuana industry in Southern Oregon and the large outdoor grows that harvest in the fall, there is “housing” a niche the resort plans to fill.
“We have been contacted by several growers about housing trimmers at the resort in the winter months since they are not allowed to camp out on their land,” Zallen explained. “The previous owners closed the park down in the winter…but we do plan on operating 12 months a year.”
Smoke on the Water is a subsidiary of Grow Condos, Inc., a publicly traded company that leases industrial warehouse spaces built just for growers on a property in Eagle Point, Oregon. They are publicly traded as OTC: GRWC.
There are a lot of new businesses popping up around Oregon that are centered on cannabis use. There are rafting companies, tour companies, rental vacation rentals and more. This will not be the last campground that caters to them, but it may be one of the most visited destinations with all the amenities they have and the beautiful location in the heart of Oregon pristine cannabis growing region.
They are currently open for business and taking reservations. They are located at 2700 Lakeshore Dr. Selma, Oregon and their phone number is 541-597-2277. Find them online at www.lakeselmac.com and their email is email@example.com.
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Hate to say this, but they would fall under being a “public place” being that they are open to the public. This would make them illegal here in Oregon. Same issues on my place, a campground too. http://whatslegaloregon.com/#private-vs-public
I believe they intend on having places out of public view for consumption, or allowing it to occur in a community space out of public view.
Does not matter, for it’s a public establishment. Same reason that the smoking bars were shut down in Portland, although on private land and out of view it’s not allowed. They need to contact the county sheriff on this otherwise it could be a lot of expense for nothing. Just trying to advice.
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PRIVATE PROPERTY IS TAX FREE.
Most people don’t know that there’s
a SECRET LIEN on all property bought with FRN’s. One guy actually paid
off that lien with gold coins, and had his property reclassified as PRIVATE, and didn’t have to pay property tax after that.
“Property which is taxed is always identified by one of three
commercial classifications: residential, industrial or agricultural.
Private property cannot be taxed!
Contact your Tax Assessor and ask
for a written explanation of the numbered codes appearing on your
property tax statement. Once you have deciphered the statement, you will
find your property classified by one of the above commercial
Write a letter to your Tax Assessor, explaining that
you have discovered an error in your tax statement. Do not mention the
tax itself, as the error in question relates only to the classification.
Explain that your property has mistakenly been classified as
____________ (agricultural, industrial, residential), and to please
correct the classification to read “private.” Ask the Assessor to notify
you by mail once the matter has been handled. Be polite and sign the
letter, using words like “Sincerely”, “Best wishes”, etc. There is no
reason be belligerent at this point.
If the Assessor honors your
wishes, you will never see a property tax statement again. If, as is
more likely, the Assessor writes back, refusing to adjust his records,
you may now open up discussion as to why not. Ask whether you have the
right to own private property. He will say yes, of course. Ask why he
refuses to classify it as private property. He will either explain to
you that he cannot tax property unless it is classified pursuant to
constitutional limitations (residential, industrial, agricultural), or
he will reveal to you that you do not really own the property (in which
case he has admitted to fraud, nullifying the transfer of property in
the first place, since you were not aware of what you were doing at the
In either case, once the Assessor brings up taxation, you can
now make the argument that your real property has been re-classified,
without your permission, for the sole purpose of taxation. This is the
firm basis for a lawsuit.”
Travelers Red lights flashing behind you. When a cop turns on
‘emergency’ lights to stop someone and asks for license and REGIS
tration, and then writes a summons-ticket, executes it and demands one’s
bond in the form of an agreement to appear, and then
serves the summons, the cop is breaking the laws:
1) The turning on of lights means an ‘emergency’ is in effect. The cop
wants people to think he is stopping traffic and that the one being
stopped is the ‘emergency.’ Where was the emergency? Nowhere, of course.
The cop just wanted to perform a “traffic stop.” By doing so, the cop
perpetuated several fraudulent actions. a) The cop deceived the one
being stopped into thinking there was an emergency. b) Impersonated a
government official on emergency business. The cop in reality is a
Corpora Ficta employee and not a government employee. He has no
authority of a government official at all. There are TWO lawfully
excusable conditions for seizing property or People: 1) A warrant of the
law. 2) First-hand observation of a crime being committed. This is not
just the law. This is constitutionally mandated. The cop needs the
DRIVERS License and REGIS tration as prima facie evidence to support the
claim of trafficking instead of traveling, if indeed one is not
transporting people or property for hire or profit.
2) Cops are
only authorized to enforce statute and ordinance, not LAW. Statutes are
passed by STATE of Corpora Fictas. Ordinances are passed by City/County
of Corpora Fictas. LAW is only the Natural Law, Common Law. DMV is only a
corporate Dept. in State of oregon , Ohio ,CA. Corpora Ficta. License
and REGIS tration are commercial agreements and not contracts. IFF one
of us is not involved in commercial activity then there is no exercise
of a privilege that must be licensed and REGIS tered. Licenses and REGIS
trations are ONLY required for commercial activity; that means business
ONLY. In LAW, people have the right to travel as a part of one’s right
to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
3) IFF the cop perceives
that one of us may have broken the law or actually infracted a statute
and writes a ticket with a summons, the cop is now impersonating an
officer of the court, which the cop is clearly not. The cop is thereby
impersonating a Judicial Officer. Who in all of America can write a
summons to a court unless they are actually authorized to serve in a
judicial capacity? Answer: No one else may.
18 U.S. Code section
31——————— The term “motor vehicle” means every description
of carriage or other contrivance propelled or drawn by mechanical power
and used for commercial purposes on the highways in the transportation
of passengers, passengers and property, or property or cargo.that means
unless you are in commerce(making money to transport people or cargo)
.Most of us are not commercial or in commerce,most of us just go from
point A to point B.Most of us who are not Corporate Government employees
or on Federal Jurisdiction.
NO COP CAN DRAG U INTO JURISDICTRION
“No officer can acquire jurisdiction by deciding he has it. The
officer, whether judicial or ministerial, decides at his own peril.”
Middleton v. Low (1866), 30 C. 596, citing Prosser v. Secor (1849), 5
Barb.(N.Y) 607, 608. “The innocent individual who is harmed by an abuse
of governmental authority is assured that he will be compensated for his
injury.” Owens v. City of Independence, 100 S.Ct 1398 (1980) ” …If
one individual does not possess such a right over the conduct of another
[Good and Lawful Christian Man], no number of individuals [in a
deliberative body] can possess such a right. All combinations,
therefore, to effect such an object, are injurious, not only to the
individuals particularly oppressed, but to the public at large”. People
v. Fisher, 14Wend.(N.Y.) 9, 28 Am.Dec. 501
When you been kidnap
and held for ransom aka arrested did they take you immediately before a
magistrate like the law says???? NO they took you to book you…well
guess what that’s not proper and you were falsely imprisoned… Check
Go immediately to a magistrate (no photographs, no fingerprinting)
“The one arresting has “a duty to immediately seek a magistrate,” and
failure to do so “makes a case of false imprisonment.” Heath v. Boyd,
175 S.W.2d. 217 (1943); Brock v. Stimson, 108 Mass. 520 (1871).
detain the person arrested in custody for any purpose other than that of
taking him before a magistrate is illegal.” Kominsky v. Durand, 12
Atl.2d. 654 (1940).
“Any undue delay is unlawful and wrongful, and
renders the officer himself and all persons aiding and abetting therein
wrongdoers from the beginning.” Ulvestad v. Dolphin, 278 Pac. 684
“The taking of the plaintiff’s picture before conviction was
an illegal act.”Hawkins v. Kuhne, 137 NY Supp 1090, 153 App Div 216
“The power to arrest does not confer upon the arresting
officer the power to detain a prisoner for other purposes.” Geldon v.
Finnegan, 252 N.W. 372 (1934).
“Compulsory fingerprinting before
conviction is an unlawful encroachment…[and] involves prohibited
compulsory self-incrimination.” People v. Helvern, 215 N.Y. Supp. 417
I only know the Colorado laws: Cant smoke “in public” It would have to have a Membership, and become “private” You would have to pay fees to join. Then it would be legal. Might be different in Oregon though.
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