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Supporters must collect [[Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Oregon#Number_required|87,213 valid signatures]] by [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|July 3, 2014]] in order to land the initiative on the ballot.
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Supporters must collect [[Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Oregon#Number_required|116,284  valid signatures]] by [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|July 3, 2014]] in order to land the initiative on the ballot.
 
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Supporters of the initiative began collecting signatures on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|April 17, 2014]].<ref name=apr14>[http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2014/04/marijuana_legalization_campaig.html ''OregonLive.com'', "Marijuana legalization campaign in Oregon will begin collecting signatures Thursday," April 16, 2014]</ref>
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==Similar measures==
 
==Similar measures==

Revision as of 07:40, 2 June 2014

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An Oregon Cannabis Amendment may appear on the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute.[1]

If approved by voters, the measure would amend Article I of the Oregon Constitution to allow for adults aged 21 and older to use, possess and produce marijuana for recreational purposes. It would also allow the state to "reasonably define, limit and regulate the use, possession, production, sale or taxation of cannabis under state law."[2]

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 slightly 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.[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Oregon Constitution

Supporters must collect 116,284 valid signatures by July 3, 2014 in order to land the initiative on the ballot.

Similar measures

See also

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