Marijuana Midterms 2014: #LegalizeIt

Oregon’s Ballot Measure 91:
Chances of passing: polls show voters slightly oppose the measure.
Features: This would legalize recreational use for people 21+;marijuana-101796_1280 it’s similar to Colorado but imposes lower taxes; it calls for regulation over medicinal and recreational; it allows home-grows marijuana of up to four plants, possession up to 8 oz., and non-commercial exchange; regulation and licensing is under the purview of Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission; and taxes are assessed by weight ($35 per oz.). Brookings notes that Measure 91’s low taxes make it most popular with legalization advocates. But, there is concern that this will drain Washington’s market and revenue (Washington only permits licensed production and limits possession to 1 oz.).