Marijuana activists in Portland sense victory

Marijuana activists in Portland sense victory

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — National marijuana activists meeting in Portland believe they are on the verge of ending the drug's prohibition.

The founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Keith Stroup, said Thursday they've outlived the opposition and largely won the hearts and minds of voters, especially where medical marijuana is concerned.

The Oregonian reports about 300 people are attending the NORML convention at downtown hotel. Speakers Friday include former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and travel writer Rick Steves.

 

The convention runs through Saturday, overlapping with the Hempstalk event at Kelley Point Park.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

 


 

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