Cannabis activist seeks city council seat

posted Oct 19, 2009, 8:24 PM by Ron Boozell   [ updated Sep 17, 2016, 8:46 AM by Ron Boozell ]

Gardens, marijuana

Published Oct 30, 2010 at 05:00AM

We live in times of great opportunity.

There is a movement amongst you. Maybe even your parents are doing it.

Gardening to provide local healthy food and local healthy medicine follows the most basic of urges and is the most basic of rights. This movement to produce our own food is partly motivated by the rejection of the corporate farming agenda to control our food choices. As you may know, they seek to influence legislation to regulate and tax our home and community gardens.

Bend community garden project: The city of Bend owns numerous properties that should not be sold in a soft market. They can, however, be host to gardens and dispensaries at no net cost to the city. Corporate properties around town can be encouraged to host a community garden. Our vision is to see hundreds of community gardens in our village. This project is completely volunteer-powered and community-supported.

Yes on Measure 74: End the failed drug war forever. Vote to turn a historic liability into a money-maker. Vote to turn a plant that has cost us so much over the years into a product that will produce jobs locally and stimulate our economy. Consumers should have safe access to healthy, safe medicine. Am I really the only local candidate with the sense to endorse this measure?

We do live in times of great opportunity. Seize the day.

Seeking with you equality and human dignity for all.

Ron Boozell

Bend City Council candidate