Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee Votes to Put Cannabis Legalization on Ballot This November

Yesterday Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3 to 2 to put Senate Bill 1556, a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis, to a vote of the people this November. saved18The measure will soon be assigned to its second committee, where its approval will send it to the full Senate.

If approved into law, Senate Bill 1556 would legalize the possession of up to 6 ounces of cannabis (initially it would have been 8 ounces, but it was amended), as well as the private cultivation of up to 3 plants, for those 21 and older. In addition, state-licensed cannabis retail outlets would be legalized, with the legislator tasked with establishing a regulatory system.

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Bill Filed in Oregon to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

A new bill has been filed in the State of Oregon that would legalize the possession of up to 8 ounces of cannabis, as well as cultivation flower-power-2and sales. Senate Bill 1556, sponsored by Senator Floyd Prozanski and State Representative Peter Buckley, aims to put legalization on this November’s ballot for voters to approve or decline.

The basics are straight-forward: once the bill is put on the ballot and passed, cannabis possession for adults over 21 would become legal. The possession limit varies, depending on where you are – a person can possess up to 8 ounces within their home, and cultivate up to 4 plants.

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