In a press release from the New Approach Oregon campain Tuesday morning, it said the Oregon Secretary of State certified that the petition has enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.
It’s being called the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act. Today’s announcement comes almost exactly two weeks after Washington state began regulated sales of marijuana.
The proposed measure in Oregon would allow for licensed and regulated cultivation and sales of marijuana. Sales would be taxed and generate money for schools, state and local police and drug treatment, prevention and mental health programs, according to a press release sent by New Approach Oregon.