Initiative would legalize marijuana in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The head of the Hemp and Cannabis Foundation in Portland, Paul Stanford, is working to put a measure on the 2012 ballot in Oregon to legalize marijuana.

Stanford told KATU marijuana should be regulated like cigarettes and liquor. He says taxes would bring a steady flow of revenue to the state.

Stanford needs nearly 90,000 signatures to make the ballot.

Last November, Oregon voters turned down a measure that would have allowed dispensaries to sell limited amounts of marijuana to Oregonians with medical marijuana cards.

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Information from: KATU-TV, http://www.katu.com/