The purpose of this organization is to unite Growers and Patients,
Agriculturists and Medical Professionals, the Public and the Press.
Together, our goal is to break through the walls of hemp and marijuana
prohibition that have enveloped and crippled this country for over 70 years.
Why do we care to tear down those walls? Because, hemp and marijuana hold
untold hope for the future of industry and medicine; because hundreds of
thousands of lives and countless billions of dollars have been squandered in
the quest of the powers-that-be to suppress this plant.
One of our primary goals is to create a national database of highly qualified and
certified growers and the (by medical professionals certified) patients
seeking their services.
Henry Ford and Jack Herer, albeit generations apart, demonstrated conclusively the
overwhelming diversity of resources this plant provides. Just barely hovering below the horizon of the mainstream knowledge of the general public, hundreds of thousand, nej, millions and millions of people in the United States and around the globe are fully aware of the benefits this simple, harmless plant can and has provided across millennium past as far back as recorded history reaches. It can again be harnessed to the benefit of mankind; the Oregon Medical Marijuana Growers and Patients
Association strives to be a small part of the awakening process that will
lead to full and unfettered legalization of hemp and marijuana in all its
multifarious forms. It will be regulated, like alcohol and tobacco, but it
will be fully legal again one day and we want to be part of the process that
makes it so.
Those concerned with this issue are found among laypersons and
professionals, homemakers and workers, students and teachers, voters and
those elected, law enforcement and those policed; and among men and women of
every walk of life, rich and poor, happy and sad, married and divorced. Our
ranks, once united, will consist of one of the largest organizations this
country has ever harbored.
The OMMGPA is not the only organization in this and other States with
similar ideology and goals. A brief search in the records at our State
Capitols reveals a great number of groups, businesses, associations and
organizations all striving to achieve the same end as we. The OMMGPA does
not attempt to duplicate the efforts of NORML (the National Organization for
the Reform of Marijuana Laws), there intellects of outstanding capacity have
long argued brilliantly for legalization; we do not attempt to duplicate the
efforts of any of the many noteworthy groups and businesses that have long
struggled to bring normalcy to our cities, our United States and our
citizens. We strive simply to provide a meeting ground there certified,
qualified agriculturists (growers) and by medical professionals certified
patients may reach a common ground and build fruitful relationships.