Marijuana-legalization advocates connected with billionaire donors George Soros and Peter Lewis say the Oregon measure doesn’t appear as politically attractive as it is in the two other states, the Oregonian reported. In Washington, two recent polls show a majority favoring legalization.
Oregon’s Measure 80 has not polled nearly as well, which is a “cause for concern and a disincentive” to donate money, Ethan Nadelmann, a prominent national opponent of the nation’s drug laws, told the newspaper. He heads Drug Policy Action, a New York-based nonprofit that donated $715,000 in Washington and another $90,000 in Colorado.
In Colorado, committees supporting marijuana legalization reported raising $1.1 million as of Sept. 12. Most of the money came from Lewis, who has donated $876,000 to Amendment 64.
A Sept. 9-12 SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU Sept found 37 percent supported marijuana legalization in Oregon. Another 41 percent were opposed, and 22 percent were undecided. The Associated Press
via : Denver Post
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