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Re: [RFI] ARRL to FCC...

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Subject: Re: [RFI] ARRL to FCC...
From: David Cole <dave@nk7z.net>
Reply-to: dave@nk7z.net
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:45:50 -0700
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Thank you for the check...  Unfortunately I have come to the same
conclusion-- the laws are not clear at all in Oregon.  About the only
thing a ham can do to help along the lines of legal grows, is to
sandwich him/her self between two schools.  The only law I find that
limits a grower in any way, is the no closer than 1000 feet from a
school rule.  

It looks like Oregon is going to have a legalization vote this November,
and if the measure passes, it also looks like the OLCC, (Oregon Liquor
Control Commission-- state run), will be in charge of things that grow.
That will make my next step simpler, which, as I see it, is to see if I
can locate a contact within the Government who will assist in getting
some Part 15/18 restrictions inserted into the laws here...  

I think the ARRL's approach of getting imports banned is a very good
start, but I believe it needs to go much, much further, and be much more
aggressive...  I think the ARRL should get their legal counsel involved,
right now, in making changes in every state, (before the Pot
legalization process goes viral, and mark my words, it will), and
address RFI issues right up front in the R&R the states use for

The ARRL has so many more resources than I do, and than most hams, it
only makes since for them to take the lead...  

(HINT HINT HINT)...   :)  
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On Thu, 2014-07-24 at 20:37 -0500, Peter Laws wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM, David Cole <dave@nk7z.net> wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > Thanks for the suggestion, but alas, no go here...  Growing is allowed
> > because of the Medical laws, it allows growing in any area, any zone.
> > Our only recourse out this way is locate and turn into the FCC...
> >
> I googled around looking at Oregon's medical marijuana rules.
> Dispensaries are only allowed in commercial, industrial, and mixed-use
> zones.  There was no mention of where grow sites are allowed but
> dispensaries cannot be grow sites.  Your legislature keeps passing
> laws to "clarify" the program but since this keeps happening, I gather
> it's not getting clearer.  I wonder of these laws are, perhaps,
> written in smoke-filled rooms?
> Anyway, a recent clarification law allows local governments to ban
> dispensaries for up to a year but I could find no mention of grow
> sites.  In fact, from reading up on it, it appears that the
> regulations for grow sites are kind of sparse.  A grow site can only
> grow plants for 4 "patients" but there doesn't appear to be any limit
> on the number of grow sites at a given location.
> None the less, I didn't see anything that allowed grow site owners to
> claim pre-emption of local land use regulations.

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