Supporters of marijuana legalization initiative gather 100,000 signatures

Supporters of marijuana legalization initiative gather 100,000 signatures

The initiative would ask Oregonians whether they want to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.

If passed, the new law would allow a person to possess up to eight ounces and to grow up to four plants. Marijuana would be taxed at $35 an ounce and $5 per plant.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission would regulate cannabis much like it does with alcohol. A different group failed to pass a legalization initiative in 2012.

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