An Oregon initiative which would legalize recreational marijuana use is on the cusp of being placed on the November ballot. The initiative would come at a time when the majority of state residents support pot legalization.
Supporters have submitted more than 83,500 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office, AP reported Thursday. In order to qualify for the November ballot, New Approach Oregon, the group behind the initiative, need to gather 87,213 valid signatures by July 3.
The initiative, IP 53, seeks to legalize the possession of marijuana for adults 21 and older and to allow for licensed and regulated cultivation and sales which would be taxed.