OR – Measure 80

WASHINGTON, DC — President Barack Obama’s drug czar toed a strict line on marijuana Wednesday, saying federal laws will prevail regardless of state-level efforts to legalize cannabis. Gil Kerlikowske said enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 — which ranks marijuana as a Schedule One drug alongside heroin, LSD and ecstasy — remains in […] Continue Reading

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 […] Continue Reading

Colorado voters made history Tuesday night, passing a constitutional amendment to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana and becoming the first state in the US to break with marijuana prohibition. Hours later, voters in Washington state followed suit, passing a legalization initiative there, but a similar effort in Oregon came up short. Even though marijuana legalization […] Continue Reading

SALEM, OR — Oregon’s marijuana legalization Measure 80 trailed in the polls, trailed in the early returns Tuesday night, and never got the momentum it needed to push it to victory. But it’s not a complete loss – the underfunded grassroots campaign didn’t lose by much: 46-54% with a little more than half the votes […] Continue Reading

Colorado, Oregon and Washington voters head to the polls tomorrow to decide the fate of ballot initiatives that would end marijuana prohibition in their respective states.  A win at the ballot would be a first of its kind in U.S. history. The latest polls show that slight majorities in Colorado and Washington support the initiatives. “A majority […] Continue Reading

WASHINGTON, DC — Millions of voters will decide on Election Day in favor of ballot measures to legalize and regulate the use of cannabis by adults. Voters in three states – Colorado, Oregon, and Washington – will decide on statewide ballot measures to legalize the possession and distribution of cannabis for those over 21 years of age. Voters in […] Continue Reading

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