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Oregon’s Measure 80 is Voted Down in a Tight Race

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director November 7, 2012

    Despite trailing in the polls for most of the previous months, Oregon advocates and reformers were able to close the support gap for their marijuana legalization initiative to a respectable 45% in favor and 55% opposed (with 55% of the vote counted). Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough to push Measure 80 over the top.

    What this effort did, however, was elevate the discourse in regards to marijuana legalization in Oregon and set the stage for future efforts. We would like to thank all of those who dedicated countless hours into supporting this reform effort in Oregon and will be following up in regards to the future of marijuana law reform in the state.

    37 Responses to “Oregon’s Measure 80 is Voted Down in a Tight Race”

    1. jeb says:

      What all the votes been counted?

    2. Evening Bud says:

      Sorry for the near miss, Oregon. Don’t worry, brothers and sisters, your day will be coming soon!

    3. phrtao says:

      Will there be an exodus to Washington ? Portland is only just over the state line with a simple river crossing to Washington sate. Force majeure may prevail then will Portland be like Chicago in the 1920s ?
      British Columbia (Especially Vancouver) in Canada is in a similar situation. Lots and lots of questions – now it gets interesting !

    4. Fed-Up says:

      right, but Colorado and Washington.

      Yes or Know.!!!!!!?????

    5. Steve says:

      Sure, Colorado and Washington news is great, but 45-55 isn’t a “respectable” loss. 10 points is, by all definitions, a landslide.

    6. nathan ke says:

      noooooooooooo. someway some how we need to open peoples eyes and show them marijuana is not harmful in any way. We as a nation need to step back and rethink tobacco and alcohol laws if we fear marijuana over the more dangerous drugs like food and video games.

    7. […] Oregon’s Measure 80 is Voted Down in a Tight Race Despite trailing in the polls for most of the previous months, Oregon advocates and reformers were able to close the support gap for their marijuana legalization initiative to a respectable 45% in favor and 55% opposed (with 55% of the vote counted). Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough to push Measure 80 over the top. What this effort did, however, was elevate the discourse in regards to marijuana legalization in Oregon and set the stage for future efforts. We would like to thank all of those who dedicated countless hours into supporting […] […]

    8. Tara says:

      Coloradoa dn Washington are yes

    9. Joe says:

      fuck you oregon… lets drink ourselves to death and smoke cigs till we get cancer, no pot though, its way to bad for you… bunch of fucking idiots…

    10. Nobody says:

      Life is full of surprises, I am an old man and I never expected to see Cannabis legalized in any state. I am glad that Colorado and Washington State have done so. Now the money won’t flow to Mexico and the cartels there. This action by the Voters is a step forward to end the idiotic “Drug War” which has done more harm than good. Smoke it on weekends and don’t drive a car or operated any other dangerous machinery. I never thought I would live to see this event!

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