Oregon marijuana legalization campaign receives $100,000 from George Soros!!

An Oregon group backing a marijuana legalization initiative has received a $100,000 contribution from Drug Policy Action, a group that was a key backer of a similar legalization campaign in Washington in 2010. The New York-based group — which is the political arm of the Drug Policy Alliance — is closely tied to billionaire George Soros, a philanthropist and currency trader who has reportedly spent some $80 million over the last two decades on efforts to legalize marijuana. Drug Policy Action spent nearly $1.8 million on the Washington campaign and officials from the group helped shape the measure to make it more appealing. New Approach Oregon, which has just started collecting signatures for its proposed ballot measure, has also sought to craft an initiative that would appeal to voters who don’t themselves use marijuana. Drug Policy Action last year gave $60,000 to the group.


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