New Approach Oregon will submit over 145,000 signatures on Thursday to place their cannabis legalization initiative on this November’s ballot, according to an announcement made by the organization. The group needs to submit roughly 87,000 valid signatures to put their proposal to a vote. The signatures will be submitted to the Secretary of State’s office at 2PM.
If approved into law, the group’s initiative would legalize the possession of up to eight ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to four cannabis plants. State-licensed cannabis retail outlets will also be legalized.
According to polling released earlier this month, a majority of voters in Oregon – 51% to 44% – favor the legalization of cannabis.
The initiative will be officially placed on the ballot once the state verifies that enough of the submitted signatures are valid (from registered Oregon voters).