Marijuana Group Kicks Off Petition Drive For Oregon Legalization Initiatives

OREGON: Volunteers and paid petitioners have started gathering signatures for two 2014 initiatives that would work in concert to legalize and tax marijuana in Oregon.

If Oregon Marijuana Legalization Is Inevitable, Put Someone Like Barnhart In Charge

Barnhart, D-Eugene, chairs the House Revenue committee, which would likely be charged with sorting out how the state would tax legal pot.

OREGON: Phil Barnhart could talk all day in favor of legalizing marijuana and not face many political consequences. The Oregon Democratic lawmaker represents Eugene, after all, one of the more liberal and weed-friendly cities in Oregon. 

Federal marijuana enforcement directive cheered by legalization advocates

Obama administration is "deferring its right to challenge" marijuana legalization laws in states that permit pot and regulate the substance.

OREGON: News on Thursday that the federal government plans to ease back on some of its marijuana enforcement will provide momentum to architects of a marijuana legalization initiative in Portland, according to a supporter of legalization who is planning a get-out-the-vote barbecue in September

Oregon mulls candidates for committee that will draft rules for medical marijuana shops

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OREGON: A committee that makes recommendations to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program has suggested adding two prosecutors and an Oregon State Police official to the committee that will draft rules for the new registry for medical marijuana retailers.

2014 Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative – Let The Voters Decide

OREGON: Sure, Oregon’s Measure 80 narrowly failed to pass back in November 2012. Leaving Colorado and Washington to blaze the legalization trail – minus any help from Oregon. Now with the 2014, midterm elections just around the corner, supporters of marijuana legalization will begin pounding the pavement, searching for signatures.  Scrambling for the next 60 days trying to Read the full article…

2014 Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative – Let The Voters Decide

The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act would permit the opening of retail marijuana dispensaries, establish an excise tax on sales, permit adults to legally possess up to two ounces, and grow up to six marijuana plants at home for personal use.

OREGON: Sure, Oregon’s Measure 80 narrowly failed to pass back in November 2012. Leaving Colorado and Washington to blaze the legalization trail – minus any help from Oregon. Now with the 2014, midterm elections just around the corner, supporters of marijuana legalization will begin pounding the pavement, searching for signatures.  Scrambling for the next 60 days trying to Read the full article…

Coming Out of the Closet: My Experience with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

Certainly I would not be honest if I tried to say that my first experience with marijuana was for medical reasons. I liked getting “comfortably numb” as much as my friends. But I noticed one real benefit. When I smoked marijuana, the pain was better.

OREGON: This past week saw groundbreaking events take place in the drug policy reform movement. Most notable were Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s documentary CNN ‘Weed;’ Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of plans to change to the federal sentencing guidelines that could reduce the number of people in federal prisons for low-level drug law violations; federal Judge Read the full article…