marijuana legalization

Marijuana Legalization
6:28 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Big Bucks Pour In For Oregon Ballot Measure Campaigns

The group behind the marijuana legalization measure in Oregon has taken in more than two million dollars.
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  The big bucks keep pouring into Oregon ballot measure campaigns. The campaign to pass a recreational marijuana law similar to Washington’s got a big financial boost over the weekend. Even the less flashy top-two primary measure is rolling in out-of-state money.

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Idaho Gubernatorial Debate
7:47 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Candidates For Idaho Governor Dis Washington’s Legal Pot

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Washington's law legalizing recreational marijuana made its way into Idaho's gubernatorial debate on Friday. Idaho has not legalized pot in any form, unlike most of its neighbors. The candidates were asked if they'd be willing to change that.

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Taxes On Marijuana
6:26 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Oregon Cities Consider Taxes On Recreational Marijuana

Several cities have approved or are discussing a local tax on legal weed if Measure 91 passes.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Some Oregon cities are setting themselves up for a possible legal battle if Oregon voters approve a marijuana legalization initiative this fall. Measure 91 would allow adults in Oregon to grow, possess, and sell marijuana under state regulation. Several cities have approved or are discussing a local tax on legal weed if the measure passes. However, it's not clear whether those taxes will be valid.

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Oregon Marijuana Legalization
8:21 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Oregon Voters To Consider Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

File photo. Measure 91 chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares to drop off initiative signatures at the state capitol in June.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregonians will decide this fall whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Measure 91 would allow adults in Oregon to grow, possess, and sell marijuana under state regulation.

In 1973, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. But Oregon voters rejected a marijuana legalization measure two years ago.

Backers of this effort said the new measure is written to address concerns raised by opponents the first time around over regulation issues.

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Marijuana and Welfare
8:32 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Washington Welfare Cards Used At Two Pot Stores In July

Washington EBT Card
Credit Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Washington welfare cards were used twice in July to withdraw cash at newly opened recreational marijuana stores. That’s according to the Department of Social and Health Services. The agency says it has warned the card-holders and the stores and will continue to monitor for misuse.

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Oregon Pot Sales
5:54 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Oregon State Already Preparing For Pot Sales

The ballot measure to make recreational pot legal in Oregon won't be voted on until November, but the state is already preparing for its passage.
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The ballot measure to make recreational pot legal in Oregon won't be voted on until November, but the state is already preparing for its passage.

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Pot Legalization Campaign
5:15 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Oregon Pot Legalization Push Kicks Off Ad Campaign

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon is kicking off a multi-million dollar advertising effort Monday.
Credit New Approach Oregon

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon is kicking off a multi-million dollar advertising effort Monday.

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Marijuana Tax Revenue
6:03 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Estimates Differ On How Much Tax Revenue Oregon's Marijuana Initiative Would Raise

Oregon’s legalized marijuana campaign says pot would generate about $39 million in tax revenue in its first year.
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Oregon’s legalized marijuana campaign says pot would generate about $39 million in tax revenue in its first year. Legislative revenue experts disagree. They say the money would be well below that at just over $9 million. The question is going before voters this fall.

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Marijuana Legalization
5:22 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Oregonians Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Chief petitioner Anthony Johnson prepares to turn in signatures for verification in Salem last month.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Oregonians will decide in November whether to legalize recreational marijuana. An initiative to do just that qualified for the ballot Tuesday.

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Washington Marijuana
6:54 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Legal Pot Prices May Be High To Start

Credit Carline Jean MCT / Landov

Marijuana users may pay some high prices to get high when Washington’s legal pot market launches the week of July 7. The initial price-per-gram could be nearly double what medical marijuana card-holders pay. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

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