Though new marijuana laws don't go into effect for several months, local Oregon officials cite overwhelming public opinion in favor of legalization in their effort to have counties drop charges for those whose cases are currently pending.
After successful pushes for marijuana reform in Alaska, District of Columbia and Oregon - plus NYC's new rules - movements in a whole new slew of states are mobilizing quickly to be ready for the next election.
In the afterglow of the midterm election victories for legal cannabis, it's time to examine the nature of the laws themselves so that nationwide legalization can be meaningful and efficient, not to mention planning future cannabis tourism and events in such places.
Oregon prosecutors are dropping marijuana charges before legalization goes into effect in the wake of Measure 91.
It's a resounding victory lap as recreational and medical marijuana laws pass in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C. during the 2014 midterm elections. Now, it's a waiting game until they can legally toke.