A former state judge and medical marijuana advocate won an overwhelming victory in an Oregon Democratic primary election on Tuesday night after her opponent, a former U.S. Attorney, became best known for his role in helping raid and shut down medical marijuana dispensaries in states that legally permit them.
Former state judge Ellen Rosenblum’s win basically ensures she will become the state’s first female attorney general in November, as Republicans have not fielded an official candidate.
“I do not believe that prosecuting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana represents the best use of our resources,” her campaign website declares. “A better use of those resources is providing more treatment options for people with drug and alcohol addiction. As Attorney General, I will make marijuana enforcement a low priority, and protect the rights of medical marijuana patients.”