For the third time in less than two months, New Approach Oregon has received $100,000 towards their cause from the Drug Policy Alliance of New York. That brings the total donations over the last two months to more than $300,000 thanks to two other $100,000 donations.
As Oregon Live points out, a chunk of that change has actually come from billionaire George Soros, who has dumped more than $80 million into marijuana reform efforts.
The proposal, dubbed IP 53, would legalize the possession of marijuana for adults 21 and up and allow for state-regulated sales of cannabis through licensed storefronts. Home cultivation of limited plants will also be allowed under the measure.
The money will go toward paying for signature gathering. The group needs to collect 87,213 signatures to get the measure on the ballot in November.
A second legalization measure pushed by Portland dispensary owner Paul Stanford is also moving forward with signature gathering.