Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Oregon

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Oregon

SALEM, OR — Legislation has been introduced in Oregon by the House Committee on Revenue that would legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana.

House Bill 3371 would establish a regulatory system, similar to the one in place in the state for alcohol, for the cultivation, production, and sale of cannabis to adults over 21.

Adults would be allowed to possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes, in addition to purchasing it from regulated retail outlets.

Oregon voters narrowly defeated a similar proposal, Measure 80, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA), in the 2012 election. Measure 80 would have created an Oregon Cannabis Commission to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana.

There are now marijuana legalization bills pending in seven state legislatures. The voters in Colorado and Washington set the ball of legalization rolling on Election Day and it seems unlikely to slow down anytime soon.

If you live in Oregon, please click here to quickly and easily contact your elected officials in support of this legislation. If you don’t live in Oregon, click here and see if there is any pending marijuana law reform legislation in your state.