Measure to Legalize Cannabis in Oregon Gets Public Hearing

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Last month we reported on a new bill filed in Oregon, House Bill 3371, which would legalize cannabis for adults in the state. The measure would allow for the possession of up to an ounce, as well as the private cultivation of up to 6 plants. In addition, it would legalize state-licensed retail outlets, to be regulated by the state’s Oregon Liquor Commission. Now, the measure has officially been given a public hearing, giving residents in the state their opportunity to stand strong in support of legalizing cannabis.

According to Oregon Live, the bill is schedule for a House Judiciary Committee on April 2nd.

This past November voters in Oregon voted down Measure 80, which would of legalized cannabis in the state, though it did garner 47% of the vote. Proponents of this measure have stated that if the legislature falls to act this session, they’ll be running initiatives aiming for the 2014 ballot.


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