OREGON: State lawmakers are going to debate whether they should pass a bill asking voters if Oregon should legalize recreational marijuana.
That’s because Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, announced plans Friday to introduce a referral bill on marijuana during the 2014 session.
“We should not at this point ask the voters to pass a detailed bill without it being fully vetted through this process,” Prozanski said.
Oregon voters rejected a 2012 initiative that would have allowed residents to cultivate and use marijuana for non-medicinal purposes. In 2013, a House bill similar to the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act failed to get out of committee by the end of the session. [Read more…]