Should all drugs be decriminalized?

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2020

Oregon could become the first state in the nation to decriminalize illicit drugs — including opioids, meth and cocaine — if voters approve a ballot measure on Tuesday.

The proposal, Measure 110, would remove criminal penalties for possession and use of small amounts of drugs. Drugs would still be illegal, but offenders would be given the option of paying a $100 fine or attending a health assessment at an addiction treatment center rather than jail time. Selling and manufacturing drugs would remain criminal acts. The measure will also divert money...

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