Oregon Joins The Marijuana States

Nov 4, 2014

Credit United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Oregon voters legalized marijuana for personal, recreational use in Election 2014, passing Ballot Measure 91.

By 10 PM Election Night, returns showed a Yes vote of roughly 54%.  Major news organizations projected a final victory for the measure.

The vote allows Oregon to join Washington and Colorado in the ranks of legal pot states. 

Legalization allows adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in public and up to 8 ounces at home.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be put in charge of regulating marijuana. 

The measure does not become law until July 1, 2015.