Oregon Advocates Launch Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Ballot Campaign

Oregon Advocates Launch Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Ballot Campaign

Get ready to hear a whole lot more about drug policy in Oregon in the lead-up to November’s election. Reform advocates on Saturday announced the official launch of a ballot measure campaign “designed to establish a more humane and effective approach to drugs.” If approved, the initiative would fund the expansion of access to drug treatment and—in a historic first—decriminalize low-level possession of all drugs statewide. The measure, titled the “Drug Treatment and Recovery Act,” represents an effort to reframe drug use as a public health issue rather than a matter of criminal justice. The proposal would take money from…

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