Washington's Marijuana Measure Could Pass, Oregon? Not So Much

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Fri, October 12 2012 at 6:06 PM, Updated: Fri, October 12 2012 at 6:22 PM

Washington's marijuana initiative seem to have a chance at passing while Oregon has come up short of support in the initial polls and in funding.

Oregon has about $1,800 in the bank to support Measure 80, that would legalize cannabis for anyone over 21 and for hemp production. The chief petitioner, Paul Stanford argued that any details could be worked out later. That may have caused people at the polls to sway their vote and ultimately pro marijuana funding.

The polling in Oregon might have played a role in the lack money backers. For example, if you were asked, "Do you think marijuana should be legalized?" what would you say? What if you were asked, "Would you vote to allow marijuana to be controlled by the state?"

The amount of funding that Washington's initiative 502 in in the $4.1 million mark. Colorado, around $1 million. It seems Washington has done their homework, adding in more details like a legal driving amount. Where as Oregon's Measure 80- it's a DUI.

What pro marijuana voters seem to disagree on is how it should be regulated, if it were to pass.

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

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