Oregon is looking to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA) will begin their attempt to gather 125,000 signatures by July 2 in order to qualify for the ballot in November.
The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act looks to “legalize the sale, possession and personal private cultivation of marijuana.” It would also set aside two percent of profits for projects that promote industrial hemp biodiesel, fiber, protein and oil.
Following California Oregon passed a medical marijuana law back in 1998. Currently there are 24,000 medical marijuana patients registered with cards in the state. And, like the similar Tax and Regulate campaign in California, the folks at the OCTA are serious and have hired professionals to handle the campaign. They’ve hired Democracy Resources; a Portland-based signature-gathering firm with a proven track record of success, to make sure the petition makes it to the upcoming November ballot.