November 5, 2014

Looks like both Oregon and Alaska passed initiatives to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.


Oregon’s initiative.

Alaska’s initiative.


(1) A person commits the offense of use of marijuana while driving if the person uses any marijuana while driving a motor vehicle upon a highway.

(2) The offense described in this section, use of marijuana while driving, is a Class B traffic violation.

a related item that I like because it calls for research:

(4) On or before January 1, 2017, the commission shall:

(a)Examine available research, and may conduct or commission new research, to investigate the influence of marijuana on the ability of a person to drive a vehicle and on the concentration of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol in a person’s blood, in each case taking into account all relevant factors; and
(b) Present the results of the research to the Legislative Assembly and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly regarding whether any amendments to the Oregon Vehicle Code are appropriate.

weird exception:

(13) “Marijuana extract” means a product obtained by separating resins from marijuana by solvent extraction, using solvents other than vegetable glycerin, such as butane, hexane, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol, and carbon dioxide.

aha, found this part:

SECTION 57. Homemade marijuana extracts prohibited. No person may produce, process, keep, or store homemade marijuana extracts.

so you can’t make solvent extractions for home use but you *can* make vegetable glycerine extractions. Weirder. If the idea is to keep people from doing dangerous stuff with explosive solvents, this would be solved short of prohibiting “keep, or store homemade marijuana extracts”, no?

In case you are wondering, vegetable glycerine extracts can be used in vape pen / e-cig type devices.


(b) Nothing in this chapter is intended to allow driving under the influence of marijuana or to supersede laws related to driving under the influence of marijuana.

14 Responses to “Leegalizeetmon”

  1. louis Says:


    do you realize that you’re infringing CPP’s author rights in the use of PP’s English usage???.
    very surprised that he hasn’t said anything yet.


  2. DrugMonkey Says:

    How so?


  3. louis Says:

    dee emmee,

    ie donte knowee butte ite looke likee “leegalizee” ise pp’s stylee. isn’te thate a littleee bitte ofe plagiarismeeeeee! haehaehaehaeeeeee


  4. DrugMonkey Says:

    I think you will find I have prior use on that


  5. Noni Mausa Says:

    Overdue, long overdue. Like, at least forty years overdue, if we are to believe Consumer Reports.

    The Consumers Union Report – Licit and Illicit Drugs
    by Edward M. Brecher and the Editors of Consumer Reports Magazine

    Free PDF at


  6. Davis Sharp Says:

    Also the District of Columbia.
    “Where’s that?” you ask,
    I don’t know. It’s not in the Fifty Nifty United States song.


  7. DrugMonkey Says:

    The DC jokes write themselves.


  8. Dr Becca Says:


    louis, you are separating the words wrong.

    Leegalize et mon. That is DM’s reggae accent.


  9. louis Says:

    hahahahahaha!!!. Good point Dr Becca.


  10. Alex Says:

    CPP would say “Leggallizze itte monne.”


  11. Mikka Says:

    I don’t get the language in the “use of marijuana while driving”. So as long as you are not blazing at the wheel, you can be lit up like a christmas tree and drive with no (legal) consequences?

    There must be something I’m not understanding, unless the presence of THC in your blood can be construed as “using marijuana”


  12. DrugMonkey Says:

    I suspect there will be further regulation and case law on this.


  13. Noni Mausa Says:

    I know that cooking with cannabis involves gently cooking in butter or some other fat first, to extract the active ingredients, which are not water-soluble. I wonder if this constitutes “extraction.”



  14. drugmonkey Says:

    I did not see butter mentioned in the Initiative, no.

    (and yes, I had that exact same thought. frikken kids these days using “vegetable glycerine” instead of good old butter for their brownies. I tell ya. #shakescane)


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