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 [...]

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 [...]

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