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Oregon Recreational Cannabis Tax Act, Initiative 22 (2014)

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An Oregon Recreational Cannabis Tax Act, also known as Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, did not make the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute.[1] The measure would have superseded any current laws governing marijuana and created a commission to regulate the cultivation, processing and sale of the drug.[2] The measure was sponsored by The Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp, along with Douglas Paul Stanford, which also sponsored the Oregon Recreational Cannabis Amendment.[1][3]

Background

The 2012 elections proved to be groundbreaking for marijuana legalization support groups. Voters in Washington approved Initiative 502, thereby legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Coloradans followed suit when they approved Amendment 64 during the same election. However, voters in Oregon rejected Measure 80, a similar, though less stringent, marijuana legalization measure. Measure 80 would have allowed adults over the age of 21 to possess an unlimited supply of marijuana and given an industry-dominated board permission to regulate sales.[4]

Support

The measure was sponsored by The Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp and Douglas Paul Stanford.[1][3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Oregon

Supporters were required to collect 87,213 valid signatures by July 3, 2014 in order to land the initiative on the ballot. No signatures were submitted for the measure.[5]

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