Medical Marijuana Group Buds with Oregon’s New Top Cop

When Ellen Rosenblum walked into a gathering of some of Oregon’s most ardent medical marijuana advocates, the new attorney general was greeted like an old friend.

Don Morse, director of a Washington County medical marijuana dispensary, hugged the 61-year-old former judge. More than once, participants referred to the state’s top law enforcement official simply by her first name, the Oregonian newspaper reported.

The response at the meeting Wednesday of the advisory committee to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program showed how much backers of the program hope they have found an ally in Rosenblum.

Pro-marijuana groups donated $200,000 to her campaign, about a third of her fundraising total against Dwight Holton, the former U.S. attorney in Oregon.

Rosenblum said she’d make marijuana enforcement a low priority.

It was the first time an Oregon attorney general had met with the advisory panel, created by the Legislature it in 2005.

– Read the entire article at KVAL.



  1. Paul Pot on

    If she is true to her word and there is no reason why she shouldn’t because she obviously has support and she can also see which way the wind is blowing, then this a wonderful moment and a portent of better things to come.
    Support for reform has grown to the point that it can elect officials.
    It’s obvious the time has come to change the law as well.
    Legalization will be on the ballot in 3 states Colorado, Oregon and Washington) and medical will be on the ballot in 4 states Arkansas, Montana, Massachusettsa and North Dakota and decriminalization in Detroit MI.
    A strong vote to end the drug war will null and void federal and international law and other nations will quickly follow suit and legalize marijuana.
    So don’t miss out on being a part of history and register to vote for the ballot to legalize this November.
    War is Over!