Oregon Lawmakers Mull Erasing Marijuana Arrests

Lawmakers are mulling over two bills that could erase marijuana arrests or reduce sentences for certain Oregonians ahead of recreational pot becoming legal in July.

OREGON:   Lawmakers are mulling over two bills that could erase marijuana arrests or reduce sentences for certain Oregonians ahead of recreational pot becoming legal in July. If you were cited with a marijuana-related crime that would have sent you to jail under newer laws, you’re likely not going to get a break. However, if you Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Legalization: Ten Most Important Things To Know

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OREGON:  This week, New Approach Oregon announced they had turned in enough signatures to qualify alegalization initiative for the November ballot. Here’s the ten most important things you need to know. OREGON IS WASTING MONEY: The state issued 12,808 citations for marijuana in 2012, the most recent year for which there is data. That’s one person every Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana Qualifies For Oregon Ballot

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OREGON:  Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot. The measure would allow adults 21 and older to buy and possess marijuana and would give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission the job of regulating and taxing the drug. Read the full article…

Oregon Pot Advocates To Submit Signatures For November Vote

A separate marijuana ballot measure was dropped for lack of signatures. To get on the ballot in Oregon, New Approach Oregon needs to turn in 87,213 valid signatures by July 3.

OREGON:  Advocates of legal recreational marijuana in Oregon plan to submit a ballot petition with more than 145,000 signatures on Thursday to force a vote in November on legalizing pot. “We are confident that our measure to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana will qualify for the November ballot and that Oregonians are open to the Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 From New York Heir To Fragrance Fortune

Van Ameringen, an heir to International Flavors & Fragrance, has also contributed to pro-marijuana efforts in other states.

OREGON:  New Approach Oregon, a group backing a proposed initiative to legalize marijuana, has just reported receiving a $100,000 donation from Henry van Ameringen, the New York-based heir to a fragrance company fortune. The contribution provides an important financial boost to a campaign that is just starting its signature gathering and had not reported receiving any Read the full article…

With National Backing, Marijuana Advocates in Oregon File Legalization Measure

Paul Stanford, who owns a chain of medical marijuana clinics and sponsored the 2012 initiative in Oregon, is back with two more legalization measures.

OREGON: Backed by national donors, an Oregon pro-marijuana group on Friday filed an initiative with the secretary of state aimed at following Washington and Colorado’s first-in-the-nation ballot legalization measures. New Approach Oregon said it will first push for legislators to refer their new measure to the November, 2014 ballot. 

Oregon 2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiative Likely

“Our coalition is moving forward with a legalization measure to end cannabis prohibition in Oregon in the 2014 election,” said New Approach Oregon director Anthony Johnson.

OREGON: Oregon activists organized as New Approach Oregon will try to put a marijuana legalization initiative on the November 2014 ballot, the leader of the group told the Willamette Week this week. The move comes after an effort in the legislature to put the issue before voters didn’t bear fruit. “Our coalition is moving forward with Read the full article…