October 3, 2012
Jonathan Cooper photo

Paul Stanford, the chief petitioner behind an initiative that would legalize marijuana in Oregon, poses for a photo at his campaign office in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Stanford’s initiative has struggled to pick up steam while similar measures in Washington and Colorado have raised considerable money.

Rick Bowmer photo

FILE - In this March 28, 2011 file photo, Paul Stanford stands between plants in his marijuana growing facility in Portland, Ore. A well-hyped effort to to legalize marijuana in Oregon has all but fizzled as proponents acknowledge they’ve been unable to raise raise money. Wealthy donors who have bankrolled similar measures in Washington and Colorado have sat out the campaign in Oregon.