Marijuana on Oregon Store Shelves?

A statewide initiative is being launched in Oregon this week to legalize marijuana and to sell it as a taxable controlled substance at Oregon stores, similar to alcohol.

The initiative needs over 80,000 signatures to make the cut for a statewide vote in 2010. If the ballot measure passed and Oregon were somehow able to get around the Feds and DEA, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission would be in charge of sales and licensing “approved individuals to cultivate the product for sale.”

… Supporters say that Oregon would collect millions of tax dollars annually on marijuana sales if the ballot passed.

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