Here is an important event regarding marijuana and our youth.
Click on the image for an informational sheet on Measure 11 convictions and the violent crime rate in Oregon.
From 1995-2012, we’ve had 15,457 Measure 11 convictions in Oregon. This means this many violent criminals have been sent to prison. During this same time frame, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, the violent crime rate in 1995 in Oregon was 522.4 per 100,000 people. In 2012, the rate had dropped more than 50 percent to a rate of 247.6 per 100,000 people. That’s right, the violent crime rate in Oregon has dropped 52% since Measure 11 went in effect.