Marijuana Legalization Measure Introduced in Oregon

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director February 26, 2013

    Legislation has been introduced in Oregon by the House Committee on Revenue that would legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana.

    House Bill 3371 would establish a regulatory system, similar to the one in place in the state for alcohol, for the cultivation, production, and sale of cannabis to adults over 21. Adults would be allowed to possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes, in addition to purchasing it from regulated retail outlets. You can read the full text of the legislation here.

    If you needed any further proof that elections have consequences, we now have a total of seven legalization bills pending in state legislatures, whereas we rarely had even one in previous years. The voters in Colorado and Washington set the ball of legalization rolling down hill and it seems unlikely to slow down anytime soon.

    If you live in Oregon, please click here to quickly and easily contact your elected officials in support of this legislation. If you don’t live in Oregon, click here and see if there is any pending marijuana law reform legislation in your state.


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    73 responses to “Marijuana Legalization Measure Introduced in Oregon”

    1. Anonymous says:

      Oregon must not be left behind. Freedom to the people to deside for themselves. Alcohol kills more people and destroys more lives than all the gun violence in this country. Yet is is legal. Weed helps people live pain free lives and saves lives. Whats wrong with this picture?

    2. LocaLorena says:

      You know, I can barely afford to buy my medication now, if it gets “legalized” it will be so expensive, I will have to go back to the crappy chemical pharmaceuticals from my doc, and I won’t ever be able to grow again when I do have a place to do it. What a bunch of crap.

      [Editor’s note: OK…let’s keep cannabis illegal, arresting almost three quarters of a million of your fellow cannabis consumers annually, let’s keep drug testing, taking kids away, civil forfeiture and making medical patients have to pay annually to register with the state to use one specific drug (does a patient who needs percocet, valium, ketamine or oxycontin have to pay $100-$200 to enter a special govt dbase and get an ID?? But this is ‘OK’ for medical cannabis patients?).

      Yah, let’s keep the status quo in place–maybe another 75 years of cannabis prohibition–because you’re afraid ahead of the fact that you (a medical patient) might pay more for legal than illegal cannabis.

      Yep…let’s do that.


    3. LocaLorena says:

      The government is NEVER going to let people grow their own at home when they can grow and regulate and make money off of everything. What a “pipe dream”.

      [Editor’s note: Please don’t come to this webpage looking to spread B.S. 1) Citizens in CO can cultivate their own cannabis, 2) patients in WA can cultivate their own cannabis, 3) no govt in the US is looking to cultivate and sell cannabis (cannabis has always been cultivated and sold by private citizens and corporations looking to make a profit…the same thing is happening under legalization.)]

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