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Many Oregonians Still Undecided on Measure 80 to Legalize Marijuana

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director September 18, 2012


    A new statewide poll, just released by SurveyUSA, shows many Oregonians still undecided on this fall’s ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate cannabis, Measure 80. In a survey of 633 registered voters, 37% said they were definitely voting yes on the measure, 41% said they were definitely voting no, and 22% remain undecided. Unlike the other two initiatives in Colorado and Washington, which are showing strong leads, many voters seem to have not made up their minds yet about the Oregon initiative.

    If you live in Oregon you can learn more about Measure 80 by visiting the campaign’s website here. You can also learn more ways to help pass marijuana legalization in Oregon this fall by visiting the website for pro-Measure 80 PAC, Oregonians for Law Reform here.

    Be sure to check out NORML’s 2012 voter guide, Smoke the Vote, here and find out all the ways cannabis comes into play in this fall’s election. Get informed, get educated, spread the word, and help us smoke the vote in November.

    47 Responses to “Many Oregonians Still Undecided on Measure 80 to Legalize Marijuana”

    1. JJ says:

      if you vote for Romney, you can expect any and all marijuana legalization efforts to be DESTROYED by DEA and FBI with increased federal aid by Romney

    2. St. Nick says:

      There are many things that are bad for you that are illegal. Why do people have such a problem with pot legal? Do they think we’ll start murdering people or something? WE ARE JUST TRYING TO FEEL GOOD. Not depressed, not morbid but good. Happiness? Even love! Vote to get freedoms.

    3. john w says:

      The only reason a place like oregon would vote no is because of growers wanting to make their money. Well I got something to say to those growers…. when the law comes knocking at your door their gonna take your house away, your kids and I doubt your pretty wife is gonna be messing with you after youve gotten ten years of probation and your bank acount is subsidized due to pot taxes. Just keep laughing away and counting your money. You think your clever and its all good until theres a bang at the door followed by “Search Warrant” then you can’t do sh*. Might as well start thinking about the trash can your gonna eat out of. Give a state where there isn’t all this industry and you’ll have everyone voting yes.

    4. […] Many Oregonians Still Undecided on Measure 80 to Legalize Marijuana A new statewide poll, just released by SurveyUSA, shows many Oregonians still undecided on this fall’s ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate cannabis, Measure 80. In a survey of 633 registered voters, 37% said they were definitely voting yes on the measure, 41% said they were definitely voting no, and 22% remain undecided. Unlike the other two initiatives in Colorado and Washington, which are showing strong leads, many voters seem to have not made up their minds yet about the Oregon initiative. If you live in Oregon you can […] […]

    5. john w says:

      Shoe program homeboy!!!

    6. Wow, we only need to convert 3 out of 5 undecided voters to win legalization in the first state to ever decriminalize, the second to ever medicalize, and one of the top pot-smoking states in the nation. Gee, I wonder why this is so difficult?

    7. Tlc says:

      My Mother lives in Oregon. She is 67 and her pat response is that “people don’t always drink to get drunk, but they always smoke to get high..”

      My response is always something like, “well hell, let’s just lock them up and throw away the key then…wouldn’t want anyone to feel good.”

      Anyone have anything more convincing?

    8. Just An Observer says:

      As an Oregonian I can say not much is being said here about the measure. I don’t see any ads on TV or hear any on the radio. None show up in the papers. No one really seems to care.

      To tell you the truth I am rather surprised given how strongly the pro-pot forces have been in Washington and Colorado, two states that are politically close to Oregon.

      The last measure was a poor one so it got shot down by both sides. The hangover from the last election might be carrying over to 2012.

    9. john w says:

      Oh yeah and one more thing to the growers… people got this impression that if your just selling pot that the goverment isn’t concerned. Think again buddy because if your funelling american currency you ain’t no better then a bank robber. Sure jo jo who gets a nickel bag off ya gets a slap on the wrist but he ain’t touchin the money. Its when currency gets involved you unlock a whole new level of sh*. that they are mercyless about

    10. Joel: the other Joel says:

      If I was among the 22%, 1 would vote “yes” just to be against the 41% from threatening me of my freedom and my rights.

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