A Political Scandal Is Brewing In Oregon, Where Tax Payer Dollars Were Allegedly Used To Oppose A Marijuana Legalization Initiative
A political scandal is brewing in Oregon, where tax payer dollars have allegedly been used to oppose a marijuana legalization initiative. If it’s true, which more and more evidence is being discovered almost daily, this is a clear violation of election laws. Members of law enforcement in Oregon were busted in 2010 for violating election laws when they campaigned against a medical marijuana initiative. Public employees cannot campaign for or against political initiatives, marijuana or otherwise. The scandal is heating up, with Federal Congressman Earl Blumenauer calling for an investigation into the new allegations. I received the following e-mail this morning when I woke up:
WHAT: Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) will be available to speak with members of the media regarding his call for the Directors of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration to investigate the use of public funds for political purposes against the upcoming Oregon marijuana initiative.
Attached is the Congressman’s letter and supporting material.
WHERE: Rep. Blumenauer’s District Office
729 NE Oregon Street, Suite #115
Portland, Oregon 97232
WHEN: Friday, September 5, 2014 11:00 A.M—12:00 P.M.
The supporting material and letter can be read at this link here. This is an evolving story, and I’ll update this article as I hear more.