Oregon Cannabis Tax Act Begins Gathering Signatures
Oregon will try once again to pass a legalization ballot measure. On Monday, a brand new initiative was kicked off in Portland as signature gatherers began the task of collecting 90,000 signatures by July 2012 for the measure to make it on Oregon ballots in November of 2012. Jennifer Alexander, the campaign’s manager was already hard at work collecting signatures at a Portland Mall on Monday.
The chief petitioner, Paul Stanford, isn’t new to the ballot initiative. He has tried more than once in the past to put the question of legalization into the Oregon voter’s hands.
He hopes even the name of the new proposed legislation, The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, will get voters to pay attention to the effort. If put on the ballot and passed, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act would legalize marijuana for adults over 21 to buy at a state licensed store or grow it in Oregon. Saving taxpayers’ money is the heart of the strategy this time around and the bills supporters believe that this time around, the message might work.
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