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From: Paul Stanford 
Newsgroups: alt.drugs
Subject: Brochure to Re-legalize
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Date: Tue, 27 Dec 1994 14:59:58 -0800 (PST)

From: Paul Stanford 

The following is a brochure that has been printed by "Pay for Schools
by Regulating Cannabis." The next post is a copy of the text of our
proposed law. It is long, so be forewarned. This brochure is a nice one
and we can't fully represent the graphics in the brochure, but we have
posted this to give others an idea of the tact of our campaign. Even
if the DEA gets to read this a little earlier than they would have
otherwise, by posting it here, we thought this would help other activist
devise a successful campaign to end cannabis prohibition. Here it is:


Pay for Schools by Regulating Cannabis

Cannabis hemp, also known as  marijuana, makes paper, such as

THIS PAPER YOU ARE HOLDING IN YOUR HAND!

No, you can't smoke it.

It also makes canvas.
In fact, the word canvas comes from the word cannabis!

Hemp, the Old English word for what we call marijuana, can be
made into 50,000 products,

from cloth, paper, oil and food

to plastics, fuel and medicine.

Oregon's state seal already has hemp on it!

The wagon & ship on our state seal have hemp cloth, oil  and
rope on them.

Our new initiative, the

Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 1997 

will raise at least $500 million a year for state schools and
colleges by selling cannabis through the state liquor stores!

Don't let them raise your taxes! We will pay your tax increases!


Pay for Schools by Regulating Cannabis

Sponsors of the

Oregon Cannabis Tax Act of 1997

                      We will:

*Raise $500 million a year for our schools by selling cannabis
through liquor stores With the property tax limitation phasing
in, we will fund schools and colleges without raising your taxes
or cutting other state services. In fact, it will free state
resources to fund other important projects and essential
services.

*Allow our police to concentrate on violent criminals and
thieves.

*Regulate and tax Oregon's largest industry, which is currently
untaxed.

*Allow hemp, which produces more fiber, protein and oil than any
other plant on the planet, to be used for all industrial
purposes.

*Create thousands of new, high paying ecologically sound jobs
throughout Oregon.

*Allow physicians to prescribe cannabis, "the safest
therapeutically active substance," for illnesses, from glaucoma
to cancer & AIDS.

*Fund drug treatment programs and education.

*Allow adults over 21 to buy cannabis through liquor stores or
grow their own. This wipes out the black-market and stops crime.

Help us

Re-legalize Hemp!

Call us at: (503) 229-0428


Pay for Schools by Regulating Cannabis

Your support makes a difference!

Together we can

*Create thousands of new jobs in Oregon.

*Solve the violent crime problem.

*Fund our schools, state and local govt..

*Give our farmers a valuable new crop.

*Let doctors prescribe a useful medicine.

*Give timber workers a job-saving resource.

*Fund drug treatment programs & education.


With your help we can do it!

Register to Vote.

Collect signatures.

Volunteer & organize.

Contribute.

Please write or call us for more information.

Our mailing address is:

P.S.R.C.
P.O. Box 86741
Portland, OR 97286

Our phone number is:
                     (503)  229-0428

Our office address is:
333 S.W. Park Ave., #304
Portland, OR

We have regional coordinators you can call:
        Eugene                 Medford/Ashland
   (503) 345-4855           (503) 482-6914

       Printed on Hemp paper

What is cannabis hemp?
   A plant that has been  cultivated by people for more than
10,000 years. The first cloth and the first paper were made from
hemp. It grows in every climate and grows more quickly than any
other plant outside the tropics.

What are the benefits of cannabis hemp?
    It produces more fiber, protein and oil than any other plant
on our planet. It can be used to make 50,000 different products.
The stem produces fiber for paper, textiles, cordage and
building materials. According to US Dept. of Agriculture
Bulletin 404, a waste product from making textiles from hemp
produces more than 4 times more paper than trees. The hemp seed
produces an oil that is the healthiest edible oil. The oil can
be used for everything that petroleum can be used for. The
diesel engine was invented to run on hemp seed oil. The plant
can be grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. The
deep tap root draws up sub-soil nutrients that are used by other
crops in rotation. The plant fixes carbon from the atmosphere in
its leaves,which returns to the soil while processing the fiber.
The flowers produce a medicine which  treats glaucoma and helps
relieve symptoms of multiple sclorosis, AIDS and cancer patients
undergoing chemotheraphy. In fact, 80% of cancer doctors
(onocologists) say they would prescribe cannabis if they could.
Let's let them.
The Drug Enforcement Administrations's own administrative law 
judge ruled that, "cannabis is the safest therapeutically active
substance known."  Hemp products, in every case, are better than
any alternative for the environment and our health .

What is the history of cannabis hemp?
    Hemp was among the first plants purposely cultivated by
humans over 10,000 years ago. It was used to make the first
twine, rope and fabric. Paper was invented from it more than
2000 years ago in China. Hemp was the main fiber for paper
until the 1860's. Most of the world's lamps were lit with
hemp-seed oil until the 19th century. Because hemp products were
labor intensive, hemp declined as new processes were invented
for petroleum products and tree-based paper.
    With the introduction of new machinery (the decorticator) at
the turn of this century, hemp production became much less
expensive. The price of hemp fiber dropped to a penny on the
dollar, much the way cotton prices had dropped with the
invention of the cotton gin. When the companies that manufacture
petroleum products, paper with trees and other affected
industries realized that hemp products were going to compete
with them, they moved to eliminate the competition. Hemp is
farmed and is naturally decentralized; the petrochemical and
tree-based paper industries are naturally centralized, because
of the huge amounts of money needed to enter. They created a
misinformation campaign and renamed hemp. They called it
marijuana, playing on racial tensions and the Hispanic origins
of that term. They said that a "deadly new drug called
marijuana" drove people to kill their family and friends. We
call that misinformation campaign "Reefer Madness," from a movie
of that period depicting this hoax. A decade after hemp was
prohibited, they changed their story and said "marijuana" made
people lazy. Quite a change!
By that time, however, hemp was illegal and their industries
were safe from competition from hemp.

What is the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act?
    An initiative that the state of Oregon will vote on November
5, 1996. A group of concerned citizens were aware of hemp's
environmental benefits, the harm done by prohibition and the
lies that were used to criminalize hemp. The proposal will
regulate cannabis sales through liquor stores, raise funds for
schools and colleges, set up a drug education program and fund
drug treatment programs.

How will the OCTA benefit Oregon?
    It will create thousands of ecologically sound jobs
throughout Oregon. Our state's paper and timber workers are
losing their jobs because of the depletion of old-growth
forests. Many of the new  jobs created by the re-legalization of
hemp will be in these very industries, since hemp fiber makes
the best paper and building materials. That amounts to thousands
of jobs, but it will create thousands more. Oregon will lead the
way in innovative new products. Hemp seed food, oil, plastics
and fuel. Our farmers will have a valuable new crop and will be
able to supply pharmacies in 36 other states that allow cannabis
for medicine but have no current, legal supply. As cannabis
becomes legal in other states, we will have ready made future
markets. Tourism will boom as people visit to try our new
products.
    It will solve many of the problems associated with violent
crime. It will allow  our police to concentrate on real
criminals that hurt people and steal things. It will free prison
space to jail violent criminals and thieves. No more
black-market!
    Oregon students will have well financed schools and
programs. Colleges will receive funding and tuition fees can be
lowered. A comprehensive drug education program will be funded
and implemented that will inform our children of the real
dangers of substance abuse.
    Drug abusers will have well funded treatment programs where
they can seek help and not be turned away, as they are 95% of
the time now.

Why is it time to re-legalize cannabis hemp?
    The UK began allowing hemp fiber cultivation in 1993. Canada
allowed the first hemp farming in  40 years in 1994. The
European community even subsidizes hemp farming with over $300
per acre. If we don't do it now , we will be left behind.

This is printed on Hemp paper.

Re-legalize Hemp!