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Oregon's marijuana fight struggles as Wash., Colo. thrive

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Marijuana legalization in Oregon seems to be failing, as similar measures in Washington and Colorado are thriving.

More than $4 million has flowed to Washington and close to a million in Colorado.

Yet in Oregon — a state with one of the nation's highest rates of pot use and a reputation for pushing the boundaries on marijuana laws — organizers are looking at a bank account with just $1,800.

Marijuana activists who have ploughed big bucks into campaigns in the other two states complain the Oregon measure is poorly written and doesn't poll well. It didn't qualify for the ballot until July, severely limiting the time available to sway voters.

Read more at USA Today.

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