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July 16, 2010

Two notable criminal justice initiatives to be on Oregon ballot in November

As detailed in this local article, which is headlined "Crime, medical marijuana initiatives qualify for Nov. 2," Oregon now joins Arizona and California (and others?) with marijuana ballot initiatives going before voters this fall. In addition, as the article further explains, Oregonians will also be considering sentencing issues via direct democracy:

Oregonians will vote Nov. 2 on mandatory prison time for repeat felony sex offenders and drunken drivers, and state licensing of dispensaries for purchases of medical marijuana. Secretary of State Kate Brown announced today both had obtained more than the 82,769 signatures required to qualify them for the ballot....

The crime initiative would set a 25-year mandatory minimum prison sentence for repeat offenders in any of four felony sex crimes.  It also would require a 90-day jail term for a third drunken-driving conviction, which would be considered a Class C felony, if two previous convictions were within the past 10 years....

The medical marijuana initiative would amend the law that voters passed in 1998.  The law allows patients with specified medical conditions, or their designated caregivers, to grow marijuana — but it does not allow its sale. The initiative would enable the state Department of Human Services, which administers the current program, to license dispensaries where medical marijuana can be obtained.

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