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Famous Travel Expert Rick Steves Is Going On Tour…To Promote Marijuana Legalization

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Rick Steves is regarded as one of America’s most respected travel authorities and has also been a vocal advocate for marijuana legalization. He’s expressing his passion for the movement by launching a six-day, 10-city tour around Oregon to talk about travel and the need for marijuana reform in Oregon. The Yes on 91 campaign will also be coming along with him.

Measure 91 is on the November ballot and would regulate, legalize and tax marijuana for adults 21 and older.

During the tour which is called “Travel as a Political Act: Ending marijuana prohibition in Oregon,” Steves will share how travel has shown him how different societies tackle the same problems.

Steves co-sponsored Washington State limited ballot measure I-502 to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana.

He said, “One thing I’ve learned in 30 years of travel is that treating marijuana as a crime does not work. A better approach is to regulate it, legalize it and tax it. I’m an advocate for better policy, and that’s what Oregon will get once Measure 91 passes.”

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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