Oregon Marijuana Possession Amendment (2010)

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An Oregon Marijuana Possession Amendment (temporarily titled as Initiative 29) did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment. According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot.

Ballot title

The certified ballot title for Initiative 29 was:[1]

Persons 21 years and older may privately consume, possess, cultivate cannabis; cannot transfer for consideration.

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote amends constitution, allowing persons 21 and older to privately consume, possess, cultivate Cannabis; does not allow transfer for consideration, except where specifically permitted.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains laws prohibiting possession, manufacture, delivery of "marijuana" (defined), except when used under Oregon Medical Marijuana Act to treat "debilitating medical condition."

Summary: Under current Oregon law, possession, manufacture or delivery of more than one ounce within 1,000 feet of a school, are criminal offenses; possession of less than one ounce, or delivery of less than 5 grams, of marijuana are violations; the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act regulates use, possession and cultivation of specified amounts of marijuana for treatment of a "debilitating medical condition" (defined). Measure amends Oregon Constitution to grant privacy right to persons 21 years and older to privately consume, possess and cultivate Cannabis and "all of its families and byproducts" (undefined); right established by measure does not include transfer of Cannabis for consideration, except as otherwise specifically permitted by law. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot. Petitions for an initiated constitutional amendment required eight percent of 1,379,475, or 110,358 signatures. The deadline for filing signatures for the November 2, 2010 ballot was July 2, 2010.

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