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.”