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…

Napa Valley, CA Medical Marijuana Backers Say They're Closer To Goal

So far, the grassroots effort reports having collected about 3,000 signatures of registered city voters since late December, with 3,850 signatures — 10 percent of the city’s registered voters — needed by the Jan. 16 deadline.

CALIFORNIA:  Volunteers are collecting signatures in front of the Napa County Library and other public venues this week in the hope of overturning the City Council’s December decision to scrap its medical marijuana ordinance. So far, the grassroots effort reports having collected about 3,000 signatures of registered city voters since late December, with 3,850 signatures Read the full article…

Alaska Pot Petition Soars Past Signature Goal

As medical marijuana shops have opened, the industry has experienced a boom, hiring everyone from growers to retail workers.

ALASKA:  Petitioners looking to let voters decide if pot should be legal in Alaska now have more than 44,000 signatures—about 15,000 more than necessary—nearly a month before the their Jan. 21 deadline. A representative with the “Campaign to Regulate Marijuana” (CRM) said Wednesday petitioners have collected 44,845 signatures. State law requires 31,169 names for a Read the full article…