Oregon Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Campaign Impacted By Coronavirus | Marijuana Moment

  • Another drug policy reform campaign has suspended signature gathering amid the coronavirus.
  • This time, Oregon activists hoping to put a drug decriminalization and substance misuse treatment initiative on the state’s November ballot announced that they have ended in-person signature collections for the time being.
  • Earlier this week, for example, another Oregon group working to put therapeutic psilocybin legalization on the ballot said it is similarly exploring alternative ways for individuals to sign the petitions remotely.
  • In California, campaigns to amend the state’s cannabis program and legalize psilocybin mushrooms are also suspending in-person activities and asking state officials to allow for electronic signature gathering.
  • Activists in Washington, D.C. requested that officials allow alternative signature collection for a measure to decriminalize a broad range of psychedelics.
  • At a time when drug policy reform campaigns across the country are suspending efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, marijuana activists in Arizona say they’ve already collected more than enough signatures to qualify a legalization measure for the state’s November ballot.

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