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Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Winning in Latest Poll

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Oregon is likely to be the third state to legalize marijuana. A new OPB and Fox 12 poll find Measure 91 is set to be approved by voters this November.

The poll found 52 percent of likely voters plan to support the initiative while only 41 percent plan to vote against it. The remaining 7 percent are undecided or refused to answer.

This level of support is effectively unchanged since May when OPB last polled on this ballot measure and there is little reason to think there will be a big swing before the election is over. While there are still three weeks until election day, it is worth noting that Oregon is entirely a vote by mail state. Most voters will be receiving their ballots very soon and marking their choices well before November 4th.

This measure is fairly similar to the law in Colorado. If approved it will make it legal for adults 21 and over to possess limited amounts of marijuana and grow a few plants at home for their own personal use. It would also create a system of regulated and taxed marijuana retail stores where adults would be able to purchase marijuana. This system would be overseen by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Having Oregon voters approve marijuana legalization during a traditionally low turnout mid-term election would add significant momentum to reform efforts across the country.

Jon Walker is the author of After Legalization: Understanding the future of marijuana policy

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Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Winning in Latest Poll

Marijuana

Marijuana

Oregon is likely to be the third state to legalize marijuana. A new OPB and Fox 12 poll find Measure 91 is set to be approved by voters this November.

The poll found 52 percent of likely voters plan to support the initiative while only 41 percent plan to vote against it. The remaining 7 percent are undecided or refused to answer.

This level of support is effectively unchanged since May when OPB last polled on this ballot measure and there is little reason to think there will be a big swing before the election is over. While there are still three weeks until election day, it is worth noting that Oregon is entirely a vote by mail state. Most voters will be receiving their ballots very soon and marking their choices well before November 4th.

This measure is fairly similar to the law in Colorado. If approved it will make it legal for adults 21 and over to possess limited amounts of marijuana and grow a few plants at home for their own personal use. It would also create a system of regulated and taxed marijuana retail stores where adults would be able to purchase marijuana. This system would be overseen by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Having Oregon voters approve marijuana legalization during a traditionally low turnout mid-term election would add significant momentum to reform efforts across the country.

Jon Walker is the author of After Legalization: Understanding the future of marijuana policy
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Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com