EUGENE, Ore --- Dozens of supporters of the 2010 Oregon Cannabis Tax Act took to the streets to raise awareness about two initiatives.
Organizer of the event Jim Greig said he hoped people at the event would walk away with more knowledge about marijuana and its many uses.
“There are still a lot of people that haven't even accepted the fact that marijuana is an acceptable medicine. An alternative medicine,” Greig said.
Organizers gathered signatures for Initiative 28 and Initiative 73, which they hope to get on the ballot this year. Initiative 28 would add a dispensary system to the current medical marijuana law that requires patients to produce their own pot.
Initiative 73 would let people 21 and over grow and use pot without a license and create a commission to regulate the sale of pot.
The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2010 needs 125,000 signatures by July 2, 2010 to get a spot on the November ballot.