Oregon Senator To Vote For Legalization

Measure 91 aims to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and authorize the state of Oregon to regulate and tax it - Senator Jeff Merkley is all for it!  The Oregon Democrat told talkingpointsmemo.com, "I lean in support of it."

Merkley's vote for the legalization of marijuana would make him the first Senator of his state to be pro-cannabis.  "I think folks on both sides of the argument make a good case," he says. "And there is concern about a series of new products — and we don't have a real track record from Colorado and Washington. But I feel on balance that we spend a lot of money on our criminal justice system in the wrong places and I lean in favor of this ballot measure."