Last Update: November 19, 2014

Oregon votes to legalize marijuana for adults!

On November 4, 2014, Oregon voters overwhelming approved Measure 91, 56 to 44 (with votes still being counted)! Beginning on July 1, 2015, Measure 91 will legalize the possession, private use, and cultivation of marijuana by adults 21 and older. It also requires the liquor commission to license and regulate four types of marijuana businesses to produce, process, wholesale, and sell marijuana for adults’ use. For more information, please see our summary of the new law

Oregon and Alaska, whose voters also approved a similar measure that same night, join Washington and Colorado in taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol. Meanwhile, voters in D.C. approved a measure that removes all penalties for possession, use, and cultivation by adults 21 and older. When you consider that mid-term elections typically turn out an older, and more conservative electorate, the message is clear: Americans from all political parties and from all corners of our county agree, marijuana should be treated like alcohol!

Congratulations to the entire team at the Yes on 91 campaign. Thanks to their hard work, adults in Oregon will no longer be penalized by the state for choosing to use marijuana in private.

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