Oregon Dispensary Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

Jul 19, 2010 , , , , , , , ,

The signature count is in, and it’s official!

In November, Oregon voters will have an opportunity to vote on a measure that would improve access for medical marijuana patients by allowing the creation of nonprofit, state-regulated medical marijuana dispensaries. The official name for the ballot question will be Measure 28.

This positive news expands the number of local elections this year that will have marijuana-related questions on the ballot. To review:

  • In California, voters will consider Proposition 19, which would make it legal for adults 21 and over to use and grow marijuana for personal use, as well as allow local governments to tax and regulate the drug.
  • In South Dakota and Arizona, voters will have a chance to add their states to the list of those with effective medical marijuana laws, potentially bringing the total number nationwide to 16 (plus the District of Columbia).
  • And in Detroit, voters will decide whether to make it legal for adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana in the city.

Most polling so far has been very encouraging. Be sure to go out and vote if you live in one of these states. Everyone else, tune-in for the results on November 2!

9 responses to “Oregon Dispensary Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot”

  1. More than just go out and vote, tell everyone you know and especially people you don’t know, the reasons to vote in the affirmative.

    If you are not comfortable talking to others about the need for this improvement of society, then print out a suitable set of reasons and just hand it to them, or put it in their mailbox, etc…

    Here is one: three members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition have signed a nice write-up explaining the need to legalize marijuana. Just copy the text, paste it in a text editor, format it nicely, print out copies.


  2. Drew #1, absolutely right! Share the links to REGISTER TO VOTE.

    Arizona, California, Michigan, and South Dakota citizens: You’re voter registration process is linked below (along with some other states).

    And while we’re talking, tell people to be on the watch for the “October Surprise”, some trumped-up bad “news” about marijuana that will be intended to persuade voters at the last minute. Register to VOTE and tell your friends to not fall for the “October Surprise!”
    (Remove the spaces in the h t t p :// w w w portions of the link and then paste the link into your browser)
    ARIZONA citizens can register to vote at h t t p ://w w w .azsos.gov/election/voterregistration.htm
    until October 3, 2010.
    CALIFORNIA citizens can register to vote at
    h t t p s://w w w .sos.ca.gov/nvrc/fedform/ Just fill out the form and mail it in!
    COLRADO at h t t p ://w w w .sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/ . There’s a link in the “Voter Information” section.
    GEORGIA at h t t p ://w w w .sos.georgia.gov/elections/voter_registration/voter_reg_app.htm until October 4, 2010.
    KANSAS at
    h t t p s://w w w .kdor.org/voterregistration/Default.aspx until October 16 or 17, 2010.
    MAINE citizens have to register in person; you can read about it at h t t p ://w w w .maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voterguide.html all the way up until election day!
    h t t p ://w w w .michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-50050_50420-175878–,00.html until October 1, 2010.
    MINNESOTA at h t t p ://w w w .sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204 until October 10, 2010.
    MONTANA citizens can check their registration status and find other information at h t t p s://app.mt.gov/voterinfo/ or get the voter registration form at h t t p ://w w w .co.yellowstone.mt.gov/elections/ (sorry, I couldn’t find a state-wide site!)
    NEVADA at h t t p ://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=76 until October 12.
    h t t p ://w w w .sboe.state.nc.us/content.aspx?id=23 until October 7, 2010.
    OREGON citizens can register online at
    h t t p ://w w w .sos.state.or.us/elections/votreg/vreg.htm until October 16.
    SOUTH DAKOTA citizens can get the voter registration form online at
    h t t p ://w w w .sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/registrationvoting.shtm until October 10.
    WASHINGTON citizens can register online at
    h t t p ://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/voterinformation/Pages/RegistertoVote.aspx
    until October 4, 2010.
    Other states: Google your State name and the phrase “voter registration” to find out how to REGISTER TODAY so you can VOTE.

  3. I do hope that Proposition 19 passes. It will be the biggest proof against the prohibitionist “reefer madness” in the United States.

  4. Holy Smokes! Oregon is next if we don’t get it done betore CA. Realize and legalize!

    ULC of the Holy Smokes
    Potland, OR

  5. I and millions of other Europeans hope USA soon will legalize marijuana that would improve our access for medical marijuana by allowing the creation of nonprofit, state-regulated medical marijuana dispensaries and allowing adult to use it recreational.

    Here in Europe, it is only Portugal who have a sensible approach to this important matter and importantly as cannabinoids are documented necessary to life, we need USA (again) to take the lead and help convince our politicians by Your wisdom in act for our – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness to vote YES to marijuana.

    As this prohibition hopefully comes to a close, we can look forward to a better culture – one with fewer invasions of privacy, fewer arrests, fewer imprisonments – and more human choices for relaxation, more affordable wellness/health care, more tax revenues, and, dare we say it – happier citizens

    Here we are in 2010 still living under Nixon’s law. That is our history: our tomorrow is much different. That’s because the tide has turned – and it’s a scientific tide. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the science surrounding this remarkable biological modulator, have transformed the battlefield and the logic of the CSA. This is no longer a civil war: it has morphed into a war between science and ignorance.

    A search of cannabinoids on Pub Med reveals a world of scientific data supporting cannabinoids as medicine. That’s because the ECS is necessary to life. This is a fact of biology and part of the truth conspiracy.

    Imagine what could be achieved if signaling through these receptors could be controlled: happy, slim, and healthy people who remember that they’re pain-free.

    Nixon’s law is a legacy of lies, cruelty and ignorance. – What will Obama’s legacy be?

    The Cannabis Papers: a citizen’s guide to cannabinoids: w w w.opendemocracy.net/charles-shaw/cannabis-papers-citizen%E2%80%99s-guide-to-cannabinoids

  6. “The War on Drugs has been the single most destructive and dysfunctional social policy in America since Slavery”

    Legalize-Control-Tax Marijuana. Stop the SCAM of Marijuana Prohibition

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