Oregon residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. If Oregon legalizes marijuana, it will become the third state to do so, following Washington and Colorado, which legalized marijuana in 2012. Alaska will also vote on a marijuana legalization measure in November 2014. Twenty-four states have passed laws permitting medicinal marijuana, but only two have legalized marijuana for recreational use so far. The Anchorage Daily News reported on the story here.
Oregon’s proposed law would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana and to cultivate up to four plants. In a June poll in Oregon, 51 percent of people surveyed supported marijuana legalization.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, whether it be federal or state, you should contact a criminal defense attorney. Some DUIs also involve charges based on a drug impairment theory. Drug convictions often involve substance abuse treatment. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden for a free case evaluation at 907-771-9002. You can also visit our criminal defense state and federal pages, including DUI, for more information, as well as our blog.