Originally Posted by alnorth
I've been wondering why Oregon rejected legalizing MJ since they are bluer than CO, but it looks like there were two problems in Oregon. First, they didn't have wealthy donors supporting it like in the other 2 states so the no side could beat it more easily. Second, the OR law was a little wacky, it would have directed the state to sell pot in state-owned shops. THAT would have been a serious problem and something the feds could have probably shut down.
They also have families there that have been growing for decades making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year selling their product (which has such high value because it's illegal). Legalizing it would limit their profitability and bring lots of competition to the area.