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Published On: Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014

Oregon: Marijuana legalization to be on November ballot

It’s official: Oregon voters will decide in November whether to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults 21 and over.

Public domain photo/Naturally via Wikimedia Commons

Public domain photo/Naturally via Wikimedia Commons

The Oregon Secretary of State has certified that the New Approach Oregon petition campaign has turned in enough valid signatures to qualify the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act for the November ballot.

The New Approach campaign is celebrating today’s achievement by hosting it’s first voter registration canvass led by young Oregonians who will be decisive in winning a new approach to marijuana.   

“This is our moment to be part of history and lead a movement,” said Dominique Lopez, metro regional organizer for New Approach Oregon. “Treating marijuana use as a crime has failed, but together we can win a more sensible approach and better the lives of Oregonians.” 

The proposed measure in Oregon would allow for licensed and regulated cultivation and sales of marijuana. Sales would be taxed to generate money for schools, state and local police and drug treatment, prevention and mental health programs, New Approach Oregon states in a press release today.

Today’s announcement comes almost exactly two weeks after Washington state began regulated sales of marijuana. New data shows that Washington state has received $318,000 in excise taxes in the first 10 days of regulated marijuana sales.  

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