Oregon Marijuana Petitioners Plan to Turn in 145,000 Signatures

Officials for New Approach Oregon say they will submit 145,000 signatures to the secretary of state Thursday for their initiative to legalize marijuana in the state.

“We’ve gathered about 60,000 more than necessary, so I can say we’re confident we’ll qualify” for the November ballot, said Peter Zuckerman, a spokesman for the group.  The measure needs 87,213 valid signatures from registered voters to go before voters at the general election.

The initiative effort has been largely financed by several major out-of-state donors and received key help from the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, which also drafted the 2012 marijuana legalization passed by Washington state voters.

– Read the entire article at The Oregonian.