Politician Info
D Kim Thatcher (R - OR)
1. Will you support legislation that would increase safe, affordable access to patients? 2. Will you support legislation to license and regulate cannabis consumption lounges? 3. Will you support legislation to end discriminatory practices against cannabis consumers in the workplace and housing market? 4. Will you support legislation to regulate cannabis producers and processors like breweries and wineries so they may give tours of their facility, provide samples and sell directly to consumers so long as they charge and collect taxes? (keep in mind the law requires all areas of the premises to be on camera) 5. Will you support Oregon NORML's efforts to push for federal decriminalization and descheduling of the cannabis plant? As far as all of the questions below are concerned, the devil is in the details as far as supporting the concepts... or not. However, before many of these issues can even begin to be addressed, there are a couple things that would make sense to focus on: 1) Getting the federal government to reschedule cannabis. Having it listed as a Schedule 1 drug makes little sense. 2) There needs to be a meaningful and legally recognized standard for determining actual impairment from THC not just measuring the mere presence of it in one’s system. When both of these items are addressed, it will make it much more practical and palatable to address the other issues. For what it’s worth...

Holds office State Senate District 13

Comments

"I know on the ballot measure, we should wait and see what happens in other states before we jump on the bandwagon. I don’t think the (projected) revenue is realistic at all. Why buy taxed marijuana if you can just grow it? I don’t picture it being realistic. More drains on public resources on other sides offset other revenue impact. We’re not taking into account additional police training and experts. Those costs will have to be realized if marijuana is legalized. I’m hearing most kids trying marijuana tried it from a relative or a friend with a relative in the the medical marijuana program." 10/29/14

Votes
2021: Waives Medical Fees for Veterans, SB 307
Abstention
2021: Amends Adult-Use Provisions, SB 408
No
2019: Protects Against Housing Discrimination, SB 907
No
Contact Kim Thatcher

Email: Sen.KimThatcher@oregonlegislature.gov

Web: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/thatcher

Phone: 503-986-1713

Address

900 Court Street Northeast, S-307

Salem, OR 97301

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