Oregon Recreational Pot Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot – Yahoo News

states to liberalize marijuana laws, either for recreational or medical use. On Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill allowing children and adults with epilepsy to use marijuana to treat their seizures. Twenty-two U.S. states have passed laws legalizing medical marijuana. Voters in Alaska also will decide on a recreational marijuana initiative in November, and a similar measure is being vetted by election officials in Washington, D.C. Proponents of the Oregon initiative submitted 88,584 valid signatures from voters in favor of placing it on the ballot, the elections division of the Oregon secretary of state’s office said in an update on Tuesday, more than the 87,213 required to qualify. “Every signature represents an Oregonian who believes its time for a new approach to marijuana,” Zuckerman said.
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