Oregon Marijuana Possession Amendment (2010)
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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.
- Details of the Oregon Marijuana Possession Amendment
- Full text of proposed act
- September 8, 2008 letter from Attorney General of Oregon certifying a ballot title
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