Oregon Ballot Measure 91 – The Legalization of Cannabis

The US state of Oregon successfully held the Oregon Ballot Measure 91 in 2014. This ballot ensured that marijuana was legalized for recreational and medicinal use as well as the possession of the controlled substance. These regulations were stipulated in the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Oregon Ballot Measures

There were several ballot measures held in Oregon over the years in an attempt to completely legalize marijuana. The Oregon Ballot Measure 91 was one of three notable ballots. The first was the Oregon Ballot Measure 5 in 1986 which successfully legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The second was the Oregon Ballot Measure 80 in 2012. This was in an attempt to legalize the cultivation and use of the substance without a license. However, the ballot did not pass. The most recent and successful attempt to completely legalize the substance came in 2014 with the Oregon Ballot Measure 91.

Ballot Measure 91 Success

The 2014 Ballot Measure 91 welcomed a successful passage into the complete legalization of marijuana for recreational and medicinal use as well as the possession thereof. Just over 50% ruled in favor of this kind of legalization.

The implementation of the Ballot 91 came into effect in early 2015 with several terms and conditions to comply with. These included that the possession of marijuana and the recreational use of the substance was legal for anyone over the age of 21.

Additionally, if one is found in possession of marijuana outside their home, it is only considered legal if it is not more than one ounce. For those who used the substance for recreational purposes in the privacy of their homes, only eight ounces was legally allowed in the home.

Anyone over the age of 21 who cultivated marijuana in the privacy of their home was only allowed to have up to four plants growing at any given time.

The Opposition and the Proposition

Several organizations and political figures were against the legalization of marijuana in 2014. However, out of 151 1211 votes, 847 865 votes ruled in favor of the complete legalization of the controlled substance which we know as cannabis.

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