Oregon marijuana advocates have collected over 145,000 signatures to which they will submit in hopes of placing the legalization of marijuana on the ballot come November.
New Approach Oregon, a marijuana advocacy program, needed 87,213 signatures due by July third in order to get on the ballot this November. Organizations typically find that roughly one third of all signatures collected will in turn be deemed invalid, hence the 145,000 signatures collected. Peter Zuckerman, a spokesman from New Approach Oregon said, “We are confident that our measures to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana will qualify for the November ballot and that Oregonians are open to the case for a smarter and more responsible approach to marijuana.”
If the bill were to pass, adults would be permitted to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana and would be permitted to grow up to four plants. Marijuana would be sold with a flat tax of $35 per ounce of marijuana (flowers).
A recent survey has shown that Oregon voters are more than likely to approve one of the three legalization amendments that might appear on this November’s ballots.