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Over $1 Million Raised in Effort to Legalize Cannabis in Oregon

New Approach Oregon, the organization behind the initiative to legalize cannabis in Oregon which recently qualified for this November’s ballot, has raised over $1 million in their effort to get the initiative passed into law, according to state finance reports. Philip Harvey, a resident of Washington, D.C., was the largest individual contributor, giving $150,000 to …

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Signature Collection Begins Tomorrow on Oregon Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

New Approach Oregon will begin collecting signatures tomorrow on an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis. The group will have until July 3rd to collect 87,213 signatures to put the proposal to a vote this November. Under the proposed law, the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis and the cultivation of up to 4 cannabis …

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Cannabis Philanthropist Peter Lewis Passes Away

Peter Lewis, Chairman of Progressive insurance, has passed away today at the age of 80. Lewis was found in his home in Coconut Grove, Florida. Peter Lewis is known within the cannabis community as one of the movements largest donors – in the past couple decades he’s donated millions of his own dollars to bring …

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An Update On The Effort to Legalize Cannabis In Oregon

By Johnny Green, TheWeedBlog.com Yesterday an initiative to legalize cannabis was filed in Oregon. Here’s an update on that effort. Oregon’s marijuana legalization efforts have been well documented by media outlets around the country. As I’ve said many times, Oregon should have joined Colorado and Washington in 2012, but national donors dropped the ball for …

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