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Oregon lawmakers decide to recriminalize hard drugs after overdose deaths soared 190%

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2024
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Oregon has reportedly voted to reverse its hard drug decriminalization because of the overdose epidemic now affecting the state. In 2020, almost 60 percent of Oregon voters approved Measure 110, which decriminalized the possession of relatively small amounts of hard drugs, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl. The measure predictably led to Oregon becoming a den of drug addicts and drug overdoses. “In 2019, 280 people died of a drug overdose in Oregon,” Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) reported in January. “Fatalities rose every year after, more than tripling by 2022,...

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