Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in Oregon Officially Qualifies for November Ballot

An initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in the State of Oregon has officially qualified for this November’s general election ballotoregon, according to New Approach Oregon, the group behind the proposal. The group submitted over 145,000 signatures in June, well more than the 87,000 required, and the state has now verified that enough of the signatures were valid.

If approved into law by voters, the initiative will legalize the possession of up to eight ounces of cannabis, the private cultivation of up to four cannabis plants, and state-licensed cannabis retail outlets which will be regulated by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. The initiative will only apply to those 21 and older.

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Initiative Signature Drive to Legalize Cannabis in Nevada Begins Today

Today the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol launched a signature drive for a new initiative to legalize nevadaflagrecreational cannabis in the State of Nevada.

State Senator Tick Segerblom and former Republican Senate Caucus Executive Director Joe Brezny were the first to sign the petition, during a press conference in Senator Segerblom’s office.

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Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization On The Ballot Today

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org

State and local elections Tuesday will see voters in Colorado, three Michigan cities, and Portland, Maine, deciding on marijuana policy reform questions. In Colorado,cannabisplant voters will decide whether to approve taxation of the legal marijuana industry, while in Michigan and Portland, voters will decide on decriminalization and legalization, respectively.

In Colorado, Proposition AA would impose a 15% excise tax on wholesale recreational marijuana transactions, as well as an additional 10% sales tax at the retail level. The measure is expected to pass despite the opposition of some vocal segments of the state’s marijuana community.

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