Majority of Voters in Oregon Back Legalization

By: Friday May 9, 2014 7:11 am

While a legalization initiative narrowly failed in Oregon back in 2012 new polling shows a majority of voters in the state back legalization this cycle. According to a survey by DHM Research for Oregon Public Radio, 53 percent of voters in Oregon would support legalizing marijuana for adults age 21 and older. Only 38 percent of [...]

Oregon Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Bill

By: Monday July 8, 2013 8:24 am

An Oregon bill that would allow the creation of state regulated medical marijuana dispensaries is now heading Gov. John Kitzhaber’s (D) desk. The governor has not yet said how he plans to proceed. On Saturday the Oregon House of Representatives gave final approval to HB 3460. The same bill had previously been approved by the [...]

Oregon Legislature Votes to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana Program

By: Friday May 31, 2013 7:20 am

People suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may soon get access to medical marijuana in Oregon. On Thursday the Oregon House passed Senate Bill 281 in a vote of 36-21. The bill was previously approved by the Senate last month. It now goes to the governor for his signature. If the bill is signed it would [...]

The Five States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana Next

By: Friday January 4, 2013 8:09 am

Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Maine, and Nevada are most likely to be the next five states to legalize marijuana, based on careful analysis. In the near term, two basic things are required before a state is likely to legalize marijuana. The state needs to allow citizen ballot initiatives and have an electorate ready to embrace reform. [...]

Pot Legalization on the Ballot Dramatically Increased Youth Turnout

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 11:29 am

One important take away from this election may be that if you want to significantly increase youth turnout, put marijuana legalization on the ballot. Both nationally and in the important swing states, the percentage of the vote that came from adults under 30 was basically unchanged since the 2008 election. According to the exit polling [...]

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