The Four Big Marijuana Elections This November

By: Thursday October 2, 2014 11:08 am

This November over 14 million American voters will have a chance to directly weigh in on the issue of marijuana reform. Alaska, Oregon, Florida, and the District of Columbia all have hugely significant marijuana measures on the ballot. 1) Alaska – Ballot Measure 2, Marijuana Legalization – This measure is very closely modeled after the [...]

Marijuana Legalization Endorsed by Second Largest Paper in Oregon

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 6:21 am

Initiative 91, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults in Oregon, now has the support of the two largest papers in the state. Last month the initiative was endorsed by The Oregonian, the states largest paper, and recently the second largest daily, The Register-Guard, endorsed it as well. Their editorial concludes: Though the [...]

Narrow Plurality Backs Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative

By: Friday September 26, 2014 7:54 am

The fight to legalize marijuana in Oregon this November is looking like it could be a real nailbiter this November. A new SurveyUSA poll for KATU-TV found that 44 percent of likely voters plan to vote for Measure 91 while 40 percent plan to vote against it, and the remaining 16 percent remain undecided. If [...]

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 [...]

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