Southern Oregon is one of the best places on earth to grow outdoor marijuana. I know a lot of people down there that grow some of the best marijuana I have ever seen and/or consumed, especially in the Grants Pass area. I have personally made many a drive to Grants Pass for the Jack the Ripper strain. It is, and has been, one of my favorite strains to consume. Growing outdoor marijuana is very much a part of life for many citizens of Grants Pass, and with Measure 91 coming online in July, even those that aren't medical marijuana growers will be able to cultivate up to four plants.
But, sadly, the City of Grants Pass is trying to ban all outdoor marijuana cultivation, even if its in a greenhouse. That is unacceptable. The Oregon Sungrown Growers Guild issued the following action alert in regards to the proposed ban:
This is the time for our community to come together to defend the right to grow our plant. Grants Pass has instructed it's legal council to draft an ordinance which is expected to be presented May 20th at the city council chambers at 6 P.M. This ordinance will BAN ALL sungrown and greenhouse cultivated cannabis in the city limits. If we work as a unit to stop them before this new ordinance is drafted and voted on, we can prevent the city government, and perhaps many more, from enacting these prohibitionist laws. As Lee Berger will tell you, this is canna-bigotry at it's worst. Please read carefully, and share widely. Although this is a city issue, we are asking our patients and activists from all over the state to reach out and let Grants Pass know that this type of irresponsible ordinance will not go unchallenged.
MEET AT 5PM, WENESDAY MAY, 20TH
101 N.W. A ST. GRANTS PASS (@6TH ST.)
IN THE MEANTIME CALL:
Mark Bartholomew, City Attorney 541-450-6000 Roy Lindsay, Ward1 541-291-0346
Darin Fowler, Mayor 541-660-3696