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Celebrating 48 Years
of exceptional civic discourse

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Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
Program, Noon

Willamette Heritage Center
at The Mill
1313 Mill Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301-6351

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 Salem City Club’s mission:

“ provide a common meeting ground for persons of divergent  beliefs, politics and occupations, for the interchange of ideas and stimulation of intelligent thinking and action on civic affairs; and to inform and activate its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.”



August 31, 2015, Volume 48, Issue 1

It's Legal, Now What?”

Jerry Moore, City of Salem Chief of Police

Margo Lucas, Salem Businessperson

Friday, September 11, 2015

Salem City Club is proud to begin its 48th year of providing our community with programs that educate and inspire.  Our season opener will be no different – join us Friday, September 11 when we present:  “MARIJUANA:  IT’S LEGAL, NOW WHAT?”

Recreational and medical marijuana are both now legal under Oregon law. Recreational sales through Medical Marijuana facilities will begin on October 1st and general retailing will expand next year. However, much remains to be settled; state rules and regulations that apply to the law are works-in-progress and many facets of commercial operations remain illegal under federal law. Local policy is still in the blocks. What now indeed!

Our program considers legalized marijuana from two perspectives: local law enforcement, and the cannabis business. Salem Chief of Police, Jerry Moore, will address how policing is likely to be affected with an aside on what guidance the Denver and the State of Colorado experiences provide Oregonians. Topics of interest include the policing of commercial grow operations, marijuana-related nuisance issues, public consumption, and impaired driving. Salem dispensary owner, Margo Lucas, will focus on challenges that the new commercial industry and local marijuana retailers face. She’ll touch on difficulties that accompany banking, understanding the license process, compliance with industry standards, and keeping abreast of changing legislation. She’ll also discuss the challenge of producing, marketing and retailing cannabis and what is next for this new industry.

Jerry Moore, City of Salem Chief of Police
Chief Moore has over 38 years of law enforcement experience in Oregon.  He moved from Dallas (Oregon) Police Department in to the Salem Police Department in 1979.  During his career with Salem, Jerry has been assigned to all divisions within the department, including assignments in Patrol, Investigations, Drugs and Vice, and was the creator of the first Salem Police Street Crimes Unit.  He worked his way up through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police in October, 2005. In addition to regular duties Chief Moore currently serves on several external boards and committees including the State of Oregon Child Welfare Advisory Committee and the Marion County Children and Families Commission.  

Margo Lucas, Salem Businessperson
Margo Lucas is a Salem businessperson, cannabis lobbyist and union organizer. She grows medical marijuana and established the Alternative Relief Clinic, a business wherein licensed physicians qualify patients for Oregon’s medical marijuana program. Recently, she opened West Salem Cannabis, a marijuana dispensary in West Salem that sells medical marijuana and will sell recreational cannabis products. Margo served on the City of Salem’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee and has served as the Legislative Liaison for the Salem Cannabis Industry Association. In June, she began organizing cannabis industry workers for the UFCW Local 555.

As is our tradition, we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, Salem. For lunch reservations, please visit our website at and register online. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  

FALL, 2015
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015:  Confronting Drought and Water Scarcity in Oregon.
  Speaker: Raquel Rancier,
Senior Policy Coordinator,
Oregon Water Resources Department

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015:  A Special Program: China Road:
A Journey into the Future of
a Rising Power.
Speaker:  Rob Gifford. 

Mr. Gifford served as a correspondent in Beijing, London, and Shanghai for National Public Radio.  He currently serves as China editor and as a correspondent on the Britain Team for The Economist.  NOTE: The venue for this program is Kwan's Original Cuisine, 835 Commercial St. S.E., Salem, OR 97302.  Complete program and registration details will appear in the September 14 eBulletin.  This program would not have been possible without the generous cooperation of Corban University and Mr. Gifford.

A Debate:  A New Payroll Tax
For Transit?


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