The proponents of last year’s Measure 80 to legalize cannabis, which was on Oregon’s ballot, announced today that they’re planning a new effort to get measures on the ballot in 2014, if the legislature doesn’t act this session.
This past November the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (Measure 80), which would have legalized cannabis for adults, had a great showing, though ultimately failed with a vote of 47% to 53%. Despite the defeat, these final numbers surprised many in the political world, as just two years prior an initiative to allow medical cannabis dispensaries failed with a considerably lower vote.
Now, the proponents of this act are getting behind recent efforts in the state’s legislature to bring legalization to the state. But if they don’t act swiftly, they’re taking action themselves.