Alaska, Oregon and Washington D.C. to Vote on Cannabis Legalization in Just 10 Days

In just 10 days, on November 4th, the 2014 general election will be upon us, and Alaska, Oregonvoters and Washington D.C. – along with a couple of cities – will be voting on the legalization of recreational cannabis, only two years after Washington and Colorado did the same.

In Oregon, Measure 91 has consistently maintained majority support among polls, including one from last week which found it winning 52% to 41%. Still, the numbers are close, so it’s vital that legalization advocates in Oregon take the time to vote in favor of the proposal if they’re registered, and to spread the word either way.

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Oregon Democratic Party Endorses Cannabis Legalization Initiative

The official Democratic Party of Oregon has endorsed Measure 91, a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis for adults which will be on this November’s ballot.dpo

“A majority of Americans and large majority of Democrats now support state regulation of legal marijuana use”, says Andrew Gorry, a spokesman for the Oregon Democratic Party. “Measure 91 is the right approach to legalization in Oregon, strictly regulating use while funding law enforcement and schools. Vote Yes on 91.”

Measure 91, put forth by New Approach Oregon, would legalize the possession and use 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 authorized and regulated by the Oregon Liquor Commission.

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