Donors keeping distance from Ore. pot campaign

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Pro-marijuana donors are pouring millions into legalization measures on the ballot in Washington and Colorado, but they're bypassing a similar pot campaign in Oregon.

The Oregonian tells us that ( ) marijuana legalization advocates say the Oregon measure doesn't appear as politically attractive as it is in the two other states. In Washington, two recent polls show a majority favoring legalization.

Oregon's Measure 80 has not polled nearly as well.

It's also shaping up to be a low-dollar campaign. Washington's Initiative 502 has so far raised $3 million. In Colorado, committees supporting marijuana legalization reported raising $1.1 million as of Sept. 12.

A SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU earlier this month found just 37 percent supported marijuana legalization in Oregon. Another 41 percent were opposed and 22 percent were undecided.

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