Oregon pot measure struggles to gain stream as Washington, Colorado initiatives puff along

Published October 03, 2012

| Associated Press

As marijuana legalization efforts in Colorado and Washington pick up steam, a similar push in Oregon seems to be going up in smoke.

More than $4 million has flowed to Washington and close to a million in Colorado.

Organizers in Oregon look at a bank account with less than $1,800.

The struggles are surprising in a state with one of the nation's highest rates of pot use and a reputation for pushing the boundaries on marijuana laws.

Oregon's initiative has run into doubts from some longtime marijuana activists and donors, who don't like Oregon's measure or the man with a blemished record who's pushing for it. They complain it's poorly written and doesn't poll well.

It also didn't qualify for the ballot until July, limiting the time to sway voters.

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