Oregon Recreational Cannabis Amendment (2014)
|Voting on Marijuana|
|Not on ballot|
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." The measure's primary sponsor is Douglas Paul Stanford. Stanford was the lead petitioner on 2012's failed Measure 80, which sought to broadly legalize recreational marijuana.
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.
The measure's primary sponsor is Douglas Paul Stanford.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Oregon Constitution
- Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative (2014)
- Washington Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, Initiative 502 (2012)
- Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Amendment 64 (2012)
- Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Initiative, Measure 80 (2012)
- The Oregonian, "From marriage to marijuana, Oregon facing flood of hot-button ballot measures next year," October 26, 2013
- Oregon Secretary of State, "Elections Division: Initiative, Referendum, and Referral Search," accessed June 2, 2014
- PortlandMercury.com, "By the Way, Paul Stanford's Got Marijuana Initiatives, Too," January 16, 2014
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