In a press release Olson said, “I enforced our marijuana laws, and they don’t work. Filling our courts and jails has failed to reduce marijuana use, and drug cartels are pocketing all the profits.”
This announcement is part of the campaign preparing for its final push. While election day is technically six weeks away Oregon is a vote-by-mail state so most people will actually cast their votes several weeks earlier.
Very little public polling has been done in Oregon but a poll from earlier this year shows the initiative supported by a narrow majority.