The New Approach Oregon campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana is ramping up it's efforts after turning in over 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office. If signature verification goes well, Oregon will be joining Alaska and hopefully Washington D.C. during the 2014 Election and giving voters the chance to legalize marijuana at the ballot box. Florida voters will have the chance to legalize medical marijuana, in addition to local marijuana legalization initiatives in Michigan. The New Approach Oregon campaign released its first campaign video.
Retired middle school teacher Margie Harris talks about why she believes it is time for Oregon to legalize, regulate and tax the adult use of marijuana. It will provide more protection for children, allow law enforcement to spend limited resources on real crime and provide funding for our schools, public safety and treatment.