Vote Yes on 91, the organization supporting marijuana legalization in Oregon sent out a press release yesterday, marking the beginning of their television campaign. This organization spent over $2 million on what it is being referred to as an “advertising blitz.” Hold onto your hats, marijuana prohibitionists because Vote Yes on 91 is dropping bombs! This vote yes campaign seems to be timed strategically, as opponents of the amendment are in Oregon this week speaking out against marijuana legalization.
The first released television advertisement, which is embedded blow, features Pete Tutmark, a father and grandfather who spent 33 years in law enforcement in the state of Oregon. In the commercial, Tutmark speaks out about the “broken system” of enforcing marijuana prohibition laws.
This advertisement addresses, from a police officer’s viewpoint, how much time could be better allocated to working on “serious, violent, and unsolved crimes” if law enforcement does not have to waste precious resources going after petty, non-violent, marijuana arrests.
Tutmark is joined, in support of Amendment 91, by many others including retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice, Judge Richard William Riggs and Kris Olsen, retired Oregon Chief Federal Persecutor.
The Vote Yes on 91 campaign is hitting the road running with just over 4 weeks before the close of the voting polls.
Photo Credit: Vote Yes on 91 Campaign