Court decision paves way for liquor sales in Oregon grocery stores

0325 Oregon LiquorSalem, Ore. — You may soon be able to buy hard liquor in Oregon grocery stores after a decision Thursday by Oregon’s Supreme Court.

The court cleared the way for a potential ballot measure this November to privatize liquor sales in Oregon.

Currently only state-chartered stores can sell hard liquor in Oregon.

But if petitioners get 88,000+ signatures by July, it will appear as Initiative 71 on the November ballot.

Oregon became the only west coast state to have a government run liquor program after Washington passed a similar bill in 2011.

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