I have been an Oregonian my entire life. I absolutely love this state, and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I was so proud of Oregon during the last election when we voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Oregon has voted to do so along with Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Washington D.C.. It was a long, hard fought battle to get to this point in Oregon, but the fight isn't over yet. Now it's time to implement Measure 91, which is not going to be an easy task.
There are politicians in Oregon that want to gut the initiative. There are other politicians, and large media outlets in Oregon, that want to use this as an opportunity to get rid of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Oregon voters need to stand up and let it be known that we want the initiative to be implemented the way it was written. We want the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program to stay how it is. We also want citizens, not elected officials, to determine if a city, town, or county wants to opt out of allowing legal recreational marijuana sales. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which is tasked with overseeing the recreational marijuana industry, is asking for input from the public. See below:
What are your hopes and concerns about regulated marijuana sales in Oregon? What should marijuana regulation look like in your community? OLCC wants to hear from you as we plan a series of listening sessions in communities across our state. Please take a moment to fill out the survey below.
The survey will be open through Monday, January 12.
If you live in Oregon, please participate in the survey. We need as many people filling it out as possible to show Oregon politicians and bureaucrats at the OLCC that the will of Oregon voters needs to be upheld, and that the initiative needs to be implemented the same way it was approved by voters. Oregon voters didn't just simply vote 'yes' for marijuana legalization, they voted 'yes' to very specific language, proven by a comparison of election results from 2012 compared to 2014. If it was simply just a 'yes' vote for marijuana, than the 2012 initiative would have passed by a healthy margin like the 2014 initiative.