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Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 From Key Donor

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An Oregon group backing a marijuana legalization initiative has received a $100,000 contribution from Drug Policy Action, a group that was a key backer of a similar legalization campaign in Washington in 2010. The New York-based group -- which is the political arm of the Drug Policy Alliance -- is closely tied to billionaire George Soros, a philanthropist and currency trader who has reportedly spent some $80 million over the last two decades on efforts to legalize marijuana. Drug Policy Action spent nearly $1.8 million on the Washington campaign and officials from the group helped shape the measure to make it more appealing.

New Approach Oregon, which has just started collecting signatures for its proposed ballot measure, has also sought to craft an initiative that would appeal to voters who don't themselves use marijuana. Drug Policy Action last year gave $60,000 to the group. Paul Stanford, who owns a Portland-based chain of medical marijuana clinics, is seeking to qualify his own marijuana legalization measures for the ballot. One would give adult Oregonians the constitutional right to possess marijuana and the other would lay out a program for regulating the production, sale and possession of marijuana.

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Source: Oregonlive.com
Author: Jeff Mapes
Contact: Contact-us
Website: Oregon marijuana legalization campaign receives $100,000 from key donor backed by George Soros | OregonLive.com
 

Lady Vadalon

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Paul Stanford, who owns a Portland-based chain of medical marijuana clinics, is seeking to qualify his own marijuana legalization measures for the ballot. One would give adult Oregonians the constitutional right to possess marijuana and the other would lay out a program for regulating the production, sale and possession of marijuana.

What exactly are they saying... you can have it but we are going to tell you how much?
 
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