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  • Ballot Measure 91 at a glance

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  • If Ballot Measure 91 passes in the Nov. 4 election, here are some milestones and key provisions:
    • Marijuana would be legal to smoke on July 15, 2015, for persons age 21 or older. Residents could possess up to 8 ounces of dried marijuana and up to four plants. Public use of marijuana and driving under the influence would still be banned, and it would still be a felony to sell marijuana to a minor.
    • Rules for the administration of the marijuana act would be adopted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission by Jan. 1, 2016.
    • The OLCC would begin taking license applications from prospective store owners who want to sell marijuana on Jan. 4, 2016. The annual license would cost $1,000.
    • The tax on marijuana collected by the state would be $35 per ounce for dried flowers, $10 per ounce for leaves and $5 for an immature plant.
    • Of the money collected in state marijuana taxes, 40 percent would go to schools, 35 percent to police and 25 percent to drug treatment programs.
    • By July 1, 2017, the OLCC would look at the latest research on tests for marijuana-related impairments while driving to suggest new restrictions. Standards already exist that prohibit driving while impaired, which can be determined in a field sobriety test.
    • Importing or exporting marijuana to other states would be illegal.
    • Marijuana still could not be sold within 1,000 feet of a school.
    • The new marijuana law would supersede any previous laws enacted by a city or county so that the marijuana act is applied uniformly across the state. Local cities and counties could, however, have laws affecting time, place and manner of pot stores. Cities or counties could opt for a local referendum so as not to allow marijuana sales in their jurisdiction; however, any local option preventing marijuana sales could not prevent local residents from having marijuana for their personal use.
     
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