Oregon voters pass legalization of recreational marijuana

PORTLAND (KPTV) -- Oregon's voters have approved Measure 91 to legalize recreational marijuana, according to Fox 12.

The Oregonian agreed.

With about 64 percent of the state's votes counted Tuesday, the measure was passing with 53.7 percent, the Oregonian said. In Multnomah County, with half the ballots counted, 69 percent of voters had approved marijuana legalization.

Oregonians voted down a similar measure two years ago. However, since that time, voters approved legalizing marijuana in Washington and Colorado.

The passage of Measure 91 means adults over 21 years old will be able to possess up to 8 ounces of marijuana at home, according to the Oregon Voter's Guide, but only one ounce away from home.

A household can grow up to four marijuana plants.

The use of marijuana will be prohibited while driving on a public road or while in a public place.

The OLCC will tax and regulate sales of marijuana, with revenue slated to go toward schools, drug treatment and police agencies.