Rick Steves Launches Tour Against Marijuana Prohibition
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Rick Steves (L) with Mayor McGinn (R) of Seattle at Seattle Hempfest 2011
Photo credit: Mayor McGinn (Photo cropped)
Measure 91 on Oregon’s November ballot would legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older, along with outlining regulation and taxation for the substance. Steves was a co-sponsor for Washington’s ballot measure that passed in 2012, legalizing, regulating, and taxing the sale of marijuana for the state.
In a press release, Steves said, "One thing I've learned in 30 years of travel is that treating marijuana as a crime does not work. A better approach is to regulate it, legalize it and tax it. I'm an advocate for better policy, and that's what Oregon will get once Measure 91 passes."
The tour’s stops will be free and open to the public, with the exception the tour’s kick-off in Portland. Events will be taking place in Portland, Beaverton, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Medford, Ashland, Bend, The Dalles and Gresham. For more information about these events, click here.
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