The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act is likely to be the most controversial item on the ballot this year, and it's hard to know what's what. There's conflicting information on the web, and everybody seems to have an opinion backed by a solid reason why they're right and everybody else is wrong. How do you know how to vote?
This site is intended to help you make an informed choice by giving you unbiased facts and information, but we encourage you to do your own research as well. The more responsibility you take to read the many pros and cons of this complicated issue, the better of you'll be when talking to friends and colleagues, and the better you'll feel about the way you cast your own vote.
What is the OCTA?
You can start learning about the OCTA here. We hope that by browsing this site you'll find a plethora of information to help you make an informed decision.
This site is our attempt to provide bias-free information -- but nothing is without some bias. Trusting us blindly is no better than trusting a tabloid article about Bat Boy saving the city! And information on its own has no power. You have to use the information to make a difference.
Educate yourself by carefully reading up on the issue, talk to others, and VOTE!
Talk to people!
Nothing in the world can help shape your opinion like trusted friends or family members. Whatever your opinion, talk to people you know and trust, share your opinion, and listen to theirs. This issue needs a lot of careful consideration, not just a vote thrown away because of something your read once or heard in passing. Talking about measure 80 is as important as voting!
Register to vote
Whatever your position, you should register to vote so your voice on this issue can be heard! You can register online in about five minutes by visiting the Oregon Secretary of State site. The only wrong answer to measure 80 is choosing not to vote at all.