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Controversial measures on Oregon ballot unlikely to pass

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Three controversial measures have reached the Oregon ballot but the odds are stacked against any of them passing. Voters have the opportunity to decide the future of marijuana, commercial fishing, and gambling.

Polling results show that the majority of the state is not in favor of regulating marijuana.

Voters are also likely to turn down a nontribal casino outside Portland. Those in favor of the casino stopped campaigning after polls showed it was unlikely to pass.

A ban on gillnets used by nontribal commercial fishermen on the Columbia River has also made the ballot. The main backers of this measure have reversed their position. 

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