|Graphic: Oregon Measure 74|
The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association announced on Monday that it is endorsing a measure on the November ballot that would create state-regulated dispensaries for medical marijuana in the state.
If approved by voters, Measure 74 would authorize nonprofit organizations to set up state-regulated dispensaries to sell pot to authorized medical marijuana patients, who now must grow their own, pay someone to grow it for them, or obtain it on the black market.
The OCDLA said it believes the law will improve public safety and keep sick people from being charged with crimes, reports KDRV.
According to Measure 74 supporters, it has also been endorsed by the Democratic Party of Oregon.