Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative, Measure 91 (2014)

The Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative, Measure 91 is on the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute. If approved by voters, the measure would legalize recreational marijuana for people ages 21 and older, allowing adults over this age to possess up to eight ounces of "dried" marijuana and up to four plants. Additionally, the measure would task the Oregon Liquor Control Commission with regulating sales of the drug. The initiative is being sponsored by the group "New Approach Oregon." Anthony Johnson, the chief petitioner, hoped legislators would refer the measure to the ballot, however they failed to do so before the 2014 session ended on March 10, 2014. It is also known as the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act of 2014. Via Ballotpedia

This will be the third time that Oregon voters have voted on a marijuana legalization proposal. The first initiative, Measure 5 in 1986, the Oregon Marijuana Legalization for Personal Use Act, would have legalized the personal possession and cultivation of marijuana for personal use; it won the support of only 26 percent of the voters. More recently, Measure 80 in 2012, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, would have allowed the personal cultivation of marijuana and established a licensing system for the commercial production and sale of marijuana; it came close, with the support of 46.5 percent of the voters.

The latest Oregon initiative, Measure 91, proposed by New Approach Oregon, would legalize the use of marijuana by those 21 and older, and establish a system of licensing, taxing and regulating marijuana under the auspices of the Oregon Liquor Control Board.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Oregon: Marijuana Initiative Backers Turn In 145,000 Signatures For Proposed 2014 Ballot Measure

Congratulations, this issue, is one that the people support in far greater numbers than before. With two states down, here's hoping we have another by the end of the year.

Public opinion is changing on marijuana, including by Oregonians and voters across the country,because treating marijuana use as a crime has failed. The enthusiastic support our signature gatherers received in neighborhoods across our great state, help show Oregonians across all walks of life are ready to consider an approach that regulates, legalizes and taxes marijuana.

We are grateful for all the work contributed to bring up to this historic moment. But this campaign will be tough and we don’t take anything for granted. We will work hard to discuss the issue all across the state. To win in November, we need your help. Please spread the word and let your friends and family know that they can learn more, show their support, sign up to volunteer and contribute to this important campaign at

Via: New Approach Oregon

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Please sign this petition to bring medical marijuana to NY State and help my friend who suffers from dozens of daily seizures

It is time for The Compassionate Care Act to be brought to the senate floor for a vote!

Oliver Miller desperately needs legal access to certain strains of medical cannabis. He does not have the time to wait for this to be held up any longer! The decision to have access to compassionately prescribed medicine should be up to the physician, not the senate! Yet the senate is who holds this power currently. Senator Dean Skelos has the power to bring this bill to the floor for a vote. Please let him know that you want him to do this now! Do it for Oliver and for all the children and adults suffering in NY. Children are dying everyday, IT IS TIME!!!!

Link: The Petition Site

Help suffering children in need. They need 300 signatures in the next 2 days in order to pass.