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Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director August 20, 2014

    Earlier today, the Democratic Party of Oregon came out in support of Measure 91, which would legalize and regulate the adult use, cultivation, and sale of marijuana in the state.

    These endorsements were made by a “voting body comprised of the State Central Committee delegates, alternates, and associates.” A measure required a two-thirds vote for or against for the Party to take an official position.

    In a press release highlighting their supportive position, the Democratic Party of Oregon stated that “a majority of Americans and large majority of Democrats now support state regulation of legal marijuana use. Measure 91 is the right approach to legalization in Oregon, strictly regulating use while funding law enforcement and schools. Vote Yes on 91.”

    You can read the full release here.

    You can learn more about Measure 91, including ways you can donate or volunteer, by visiting their website here.

    NORML will be providing much more coverage on this and other ballot initiatives as election season heats up. Stay tuned.

    29 Responses to “Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative”

    1. Galileo Galilei says:

      “Earlier today, the Democratic Party of Oregon came out in support of Measure 91, which would legalize and regulate the adult use, cultivation, and sale of marijuana in the state. …the Democratic Party of Oregon stated that ‘a majority of Americans and large majority of Democrats now support state regulation of legal marijuana use.'”

      The Republicans lost my vote when Reagan assured us the ‘door was still open on evolution’. The anti-science stance against climate change, limits to growth, environmentalism and medical marijuana made sure it stayed lost. It’s easy for me to vote against the GOP.

      It may not be so easy for a lot of folks, but vote. Eliminating prohibition saves money and makes our streets safer. VOTE! Success is not guaranteed.

    2. Anga says:

      Legalize this food that people can live on just eating this one plant. It’s herbal medicinal properties like many other plants are a great bonus.

    3. Cupishere says:

      This initiative bans all home made extracts, which is unacceptable. If you can legally obtain the pot, you should be able to do what you want with it at home. Technically, this law not only bans extraction with butane (which can be dangerous) but also ethanol and ice water. Shake is also technically a concentrate, so you better not collect it.

    4. Voice of the Resistance says:

      I know this is off subject, but my comment is about the rat cages in Colorado. I think it might be a good idea to launch a experiment were law enforcement personal, and politicians get put in the over-sized rat cages with the watering station filled with plenty of nice cold rocky mountain elk pee. Teenagers,and children could then observe the behavior of grown up men and women under the influence of alcohol. I would then hope that the young people would question the intelligence of state politicians,think about why we put people in cages, and what kind of people need to be put in cages, and why those politicians want to waste the tax-payer dollar on over-sized rat cages. I would like to suggest that our nations leaders, take some tokes on good weed, get some sobriety, use some common sense,legalize marijuana in all 50 states, and stop wasting tax-payer money putting people in cages!

      Irreverently yours, and sober as the judge in godforsaken Idaho.

    5. Julian says:

      I was a High Weed Man
      Along the Roach clips I got by.
      Cell phone and pistol by my side
      Many a maiden lost her virtue to my trade
      Many a soldier lost his life blood on my blade
      The DA injected me with lethal 3 in 5
      But I’m still alive…

      I was a sailor
      I was born to run the tide
      On the starboard I got high
      I sailed a scooner round the horn of Mexico
      The Coast Guard found me with some bad informant ho
      And when the assets split they said that I got killed
      But I’m livin still…

      I was a Damn builder
      Buildin houses out of hemp
      With the Koch Brother’s contempt
      In a place called Boulder on the wild Colorado…
      They pushed my profit to the wet Hempcrete below
      They buried me in a patent with no sound…
      But im still around…
      And I’ll always be around… And around…
      And around… N around… N around…

      I’ll fly a starship…
      Across the Universe divide
      And when I reach the other side..
      I’ll find a place to rest my spirit if ah can
      Perhaps ah will become a high Weed Man again
      Perhaps I will become a single gram of “Train” (wreck)
      But I will remain…
      And I’ll be back again, and again, and again,
      And again, and againnnnnnn…

    6. Voice of the Resistance says:

      @Julian; oh judas priest just put both hands on the wheel and drive.

    7. Joe Hemp says:

      Oregon Measure 91:
      Section 57. Homemade marijuana extracts prohibited. No person may produce, process, keep, or store homemade marijuana extracts.

      BUT

      Section 5 subsection 13: “Marijuana Extract” defines an extract as: a product obtained by separating resins from marijuana by solvent extraction, using solvents other than vegetable glycerin, such as butane, hexane, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol and carbon dioxide.

      SO does this mean homemade extracts using glycerin ARE ALLOWED? and does this mean that INDUSTRIAL EXTRACTS using the other solvents will be allowed?

      so when they say you cannot keep or store homemade extracts, they are NOT saying you cannot have them, you just cannot have them if they are HOMEMADE !

      (so much for RSO, and curing cancer on the cheap)

    8. Miles says:

      I have read that Kevin Sabet, prohibitionist, is using tax payer dollars to crusade in Oregon to “educate” people about marijuana.

      This really pisses me off! How is that he is getting tax dollars for his campaign to try to derail any kind of legalization?

    9. Julian says:

      @joe hemp; get on the bullhorn up on the highest mountain in Oregon; you need to be heard loud.

      @voice; no Rob Halford here; try Willie, Chris, Wailin and Johnny., with a little puff of smoke in the song.

    10. Evening Bud says:

      Get down, Julian!

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