Marijuana Legalization Officially Makes the Ballot in Oregon

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 12:59 pm

Its official, the people of Oregon will be voting on marijuana legalization this November. On Tuesday Secretary of State Kate Brown declared that Initiative 53 had enough valid signatures to qualify for the general election ballot. From her twitter: The initiative is from the New Approach Oregon campaign which turn in its signatures last month.  The [...]

The Difference the Initiative Process Makes for Marijuana: A Tale of Two States

By: Thursday July 3, 2014 10:07 am

To understand how important and effective the initiative process has been for advancing marijuana reform we need only look at two states recently in the news for the issue, New York and Oregon. New York is actually more liberal than Oregon, according to Gallup, and voted heavily for Barack Obama in 2012. Obama carried New [...]

Oregon Campaign Turns in 145,000 Signatures to Put Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 2:30 pm

It is now almost guaranteed that Oregon will vote on marijuana legalization this November. As of Thursday, the New Approach Oregon campaign turned in roughly 145,000 raw signatures to get their initiative on the ballot. Only 87,213 valid signatures are required, so the campaign has likely exceeded that threshold. “We are very excited that the [...]

Oregon Down to Just One Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiative

By: Monday June 23, 2014 1:16 pm

The marijuana legalization ballot measure put forward by New Approach Oregon is now the only one that stands a chance of making it on the ballot this year. The main organizer behind a competing legalization initiative, The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, announced they will not be able to gather enough signatures by the beginning of [...]

Narrow Majority Backs Marijuana Legalization in Oregon

By: Friday June 13, 2014 11:22 am

Oregon will likely be the next state to legalize marijuana this November. One or more marijuana legalization initiatives will potentially soon qualify for the ballot, and a new SurveyUSA poll of likely voters for KATU-TV found a narrow majority supports legalization. The poll found that 51 percent of people who are likely to vote this [...]


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