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Advocates push back on legislative efforts to recriminalize drug possession

Posted on AllSides February 5th, 2024
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As the Oregon legislative session opens, lawmakers could make changes to a voter-passed measure that decriminalized small amounts of drugs and opened up more access to treatment. Backers of the measure say it's a move in the wrong direction. Oregon voters passed Measure 110 in 2020. Since then, lawmakers have become worried about the increasing number of drug overdoses. However, Sammi Teo - public policy advocate for the Oregon Food Bank - said re-criminalizing drug possession won't fix this problem, especially with people lining up for detox services. "We need...

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