Oregon Marijuana Legalization for Personal Use, Ballot Measure 5 (1986)
The Oregon Marijuana Legalization for Personal Use Act, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have decriminalized the possession or growing of marijuana for personal use.
|Oregon Measure 5 (1986)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
5. LEGALIZES PRIVATE POSSESSION AND GROWING OF MARIJUANA FOR PERSONAL USE
EXPLANATION - This measure would enact a new Oregon law. The law would bar subjecting persons 18 years or older to criminal penalties or to fines or forfeitures, or to permit or license requirements, for private possession or growing of marijuana solely for personal use. The law would create a defense to criminal charges under ORS 161.055. The measure provides that if a court declares part of the new law invalid, the rest of the law is unaffected.
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