1. Once every 39 minutes someone is arrested or cited for marijuana in Oregon.
2. Current marijuana laws unfairly target people of color in Oregon. African-Americans are 2.1-times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession, despite no difference in levels of use among the races
3. 1 out of every 14 arrests for any crime in Oregon were for marijuana possession, a rate that far exceeds Washington and California.
4. In Washington, arrests for minor marijuana offenses dropped from 5,531 in 2012, to 120 in 2013, the year regulation took effect.
5. Oregon spent over $50 million enforcing marijuana possession laws in 2010.
6. Tax revenue for Oregon, from legal regulated marijuana, is projected to be between $46 million & $80 million in the first biennium.
7. Marijuana tax revenue will go to school funding (40%), drug treatment, prevention, and mental health programs (25%), and state and local police (35%).
8. It is estimated that the black market cartel losses will be $1.84 Billion between Washington and Oregon, if Measure 91 passes.
9. After Measure 91 passes, police will be able to focus on more serious crimes. Right now, Oregon has unsolved murders, untested rape kits, missing children, and more. Read more…