OREGON: New Approach Oregon reports this morning that it has gathered more than 100,000 signatures, and says…
That’s more than the minimum required to qualify a measure for the (November 2014) ballot that would tax, legalize and regulate marijuana use in Oregon.
To qualify, the campaign needs to turn in 87,213 valid signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State by July 3. Only signatures from voters registered in Oregon are considered valid. Volunteers and paid signature gatherers are continuing to collect to ensure the measure qualifies.
The Control, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act strictly regulates marijuana sales and possession. It legalizes the use of marijuana by adults only and taxes marijuana and its products to generate money for education, public safety, drug treatment and drug prevention.