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    Thanks for answering my questions, and easing my worries nimbulan.
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    Thanks for sharing. This is sad indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    Hi friends, I think this piece recently published in the Portland Mercury is well worth a read, not only because it involves our community here at Terraforums, but because it's a somber reminder of the ethics and responsibilities in growing our plants.
    I agree.

    As for the Portland Group meets, they carried on an undercover investigation for three years and only one member was implicated in any illegal activity. I am very saddened that this article has shed a negative light on our Portland CP group. I also agree that this article is misleading in more ways than one, as is the way of the media.
    Last edited by DJ57; 07-09-2017 at 12:53 PM.

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    Wow! I'm simply stunned. I have considered our group to be friendly, legal and generally approved of by all. We seem to have been branded otherwise.
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    The article certainly could lead one to believe that our group is part of some plant smuggling ring and makes me worry about the future of our wonderful little group due to the alleged activities of one person.

    I would encourage anyone who may have been contemplating attending one of meets before this article came out to do so and see for themselves that we are nothing other than a group of local CP enthusiasts getting together to talk about, share experiences of, and promote this wonderful hobby.

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    Information on CITES Appendix species, permits and regulations for importing CITES plant material into the US can be found at the following links

    https://cites.org/eng/app/index.php
    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...ns-and-animals
    https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/our...-permits/cites
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemax View Post
    Wow! I'm simply stunned. I have considered our group to be friendly, legal and generally approved of by all. We seem to have been branded otherwise.
    You're obviously a bunch of miscreants and malcontents . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    "One bad apple doesn't spoil the bunch"

    Here is an excellent primer on CITES and Import/Export in the US:

    http://www.ahpa.org/Portals/0/pdfs/A...ort_Primer.pdf
    Last edited by Not a Number; 07-10-2017 at 05:52 AM.
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