2 measures qualify for Oregon ballot

SALEM, Ore. — Oregonians will be voting this fall on whether to mandate tougher prison terms for repeat sex offenders and allowing medical marijuana users to buy from state-regulated dispensaries.

Secretary of State Kate Brown said Friday that backers of the two initiative petitions gathered enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Measure 28 would authorize nonprofit organizations to set up state-regulated dispensaries to sell pot medical marijuana card holders, who now must grow their own or pay someone to grow it for them.

Measure 13 would send repeat rapists to prison for 25 years and force people who get a third conviction in 10 years for driving under the influence to go to jail for 90 days.

-Associated Press

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