Possibly swayed by its northern-border state Washington, Oregon is making strides to make recreational cannabis use legal. The northwestern state already has both medical and decriminalization laws in force.
Oregonians are due to vote on the Control, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act in November 2014. If passed, the law would allow for cannabis to be sold and used by adults over 21 beginning July 2015.
A recent report by ECONorthwest estimates the state will generate $38.5 million in excise tax revenue over the first fiscal year of recreational sales.