Legal pot initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot

Legal pot initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot

Voters will decide this November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for people 21 and older.

The proposal would allow a person to possess up to eight ounces of marijuana and to cultivate up to four plants. It would also give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission authority to oversee and regulate recreational sales, which would start in January 2016.

"This is our moment to be part of history and lead a movement," Dominique Lopez, metro regional organizer for New Approach Oregon, said in a statement. "Treating marijuana use as a crime has failed, but together we can win a more sensible approach and better the lives of Oregonians."

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