Initiative Drive to Legalize Cannabis Begins Next Month in Oregon

The proponents of Oregon’s Measure 80 – which would have legalized cannabis in Oregon but failed narrowly in the 2012 election – will begin circulating and gathering signatures next monthoregon-cannabis-tax-act-octa-2012 for two new cannabis legalization initiatives aimed at the 2014 ballot; one is a state-law change, and one is a constitutional amendment.

“We will have two Oregon initiatives to end adult marijuana prohibition and restore hemp ready for circulation and gathering signatures in the first week in September”, says Paul Stanford, chief petitioner of Measure 80 and these new initiatives, and President of The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation. Stanford says that they will also “begin circulating a third petition that will give people more rights than corporations”.

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Oregon On Track to be Next State to Legalize Marijuana

Judging by the current situation, Oregon may very well end up as the next state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for adults.colmes_Blumenauer_020613

Just yesterday, to the surprise of many in the political world, Oregon’s House Judiciary Committee approved a measure that would legalize the home-cultivation, possession and retail sale of cannabis throughout the state. The measure, which would also explicitly legalize hemp, would take full effect by July 2014.

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Oregon House Judiciary Committee Approves Measure to Legalize Marijuana

Today Oregon’s House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing to discuss House Bill 3371, and approved the measure with a 6-3 vote, sgir-046ending it to House Revenue Committee. The measure, titled the┬áControl, Regulation and Taxation of Cannabis Act, would legalize the personal cultivation of up to 6 plants, and the personal possession of up to 24 ounces for adults, while establishing state-licensed retail outlets to sell cannabis.

The measure, which would also explicitly legalize hemp, would take effect on July 1st, 2014.

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