Travel Guru Rick Steves Launches Oregon Marijuana Legalization Tour


Rick Steves, one of America's most respected travel authorities, is launching a 6-day, 10-city tour around Oregon to talk about travel and the need for marijuana reform in Oregon.

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The Yes on 91 campaign will join him. On the November ballot, Measure 91 will regulate, legalize and tax marijuana for adults 21 and older.

In "Travel as a Political Act: Ending marijuana prohibition in Oregon," Steves will share how travel has shown him how different societies tackle the same problems. Steves co-sponsored Washington's successful ballot measure to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana.

"One thing I've learned in 30 years of travel is that treating marijuana as a crime does not work," he said. "A better approach is to regulate it, legalize it and tax it. I'm an advocate for better policy, and that's what Oregon will get once Measure 91 passes."

With one exception, all the events are free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

Portland Tuesday, October 7th First Congregational Church, 5:30 PM*

Portland Tuesday, October 7th First Congregational Church, 7:00 PM**

Beaverton Wednesday, October 8th Ava Roasteria, Noon

Salem Wednesday, October 8th Grand Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Corvallis Thursday, October 9th Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 5:30 PM

Eugene Thursday, October 9th McDonald eatere ACLU Annual Membership Meeting

Medford Friday, October 10th Medford Branch of Jackson County Library, Noon

Ashland Friday, October 10th Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 7:00 PM

Bend Saturday, October 11th Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 5:00 PM

The Dalles Sunday, October 12th Location TBD, Noon

Gresham Sunday, October 12th Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St., Town and Gown Room
Gresham, OR 97030

*Wine and Cheese Meet and Greet, $250/person (Limited space, reserve tickets in advance online) **$10/person