Oregon Marijuana Legalization Amendment (2012)
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Text of measure
The official ballot title is:
Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote amends constitution, allows adult (21 and older) marijuana use, possession, and production; except actions that endanger children or public safety; state may regulate.
Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains laws prohibiting possession, manufacture, delivery of marijuana, except when used under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act to treat a "debilitating medical condition."
Summary: Under current Oregon law, possession, manufacture or delivery of more than one ounce of marijuana, possession or delivery of less than an 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; 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, allowing use, possession and production of marijuana by adults (21 and older), except for actions that endanger minors or public safety; state may enact laws and regulations consistent with amendment to reasonably define, limit and regulate the use, possession, production, sale or taxation; effective six months after enactment. Other provisions.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Oregon signature requirements
In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters are required to collect a minimum of 116,283 valid signatures by July 6, 2012.