Oregon Becomes the Third State to Legalize Marijuana

  • by NORML November 5, 2014

    At time of writing, 54.5% of the vote in Oregon has been counted and analysts and media outlets are calling it a victory for Oregon’s Measure 91 to legalize and regulate marijuana. With that amount counted, the totals are 55.1% YES to 44.9% NO.

    “Oregon voters have delivered another crippling blow to the war on marijuana consumers,” NORML Communications Director Erik Altieri commented, “By a strong margin, Oregonians rejected the failed policy of prohibition and chose to pursue a new approach to marijuana, one that has so far been successful in Colorado and Washington and will prove successful in Washington, DC and now Oregon.”

    We will be publishing much more detailed information about what this means for the state and what implementation will look like in the coming days. Stay posted.

    45 responses to “Oregon Becomes the Third State to Legalize Marijuana”

    1. Steven says:

      Isn’t it the fourth state to legalize? Wa, Co, DC, Or?

    2. Julian says:

      Victory! Thank you Oregon! Lets see how this influences the U.S. Government v. Pickard et al. Not very far from Sacramento to be off of Judge Mueller’s mind. Congratulations!

    3. Anon says:

      DC isnt a state, silly.

    4. Alex says:

      DC isn’t a state…

    5. Kellen says:

      Washington D.C. is not a State…

    6. Nikki says:

      Go Oregon!!! This is awesome.

      Also, @Steven, D.C. isn’t a state, which is why Oregon’s the third “state” to become legal in the USA. The fourth location in America, yes, but the third state. It gets confusing when D.C. isn’t a part of any state. 🙂

    7. Charles says:

      @ Steven- No the district of columbia is not a state making oregon the third.

    8. nicole says:

      Steven, D.C. is not a state. -_-

    9. Oh Steve! says:

      Right, the great state of DC….

    10. Bria says:

      @Steven, DC isn’t a state, bro.