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'Dying before our eyes': Overdose deaths push Oregon lawmakers to end drug decriminalization 'experiment'

Posted on AllSides March 4th, 2024
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Oregon is ready to end its "experiment" with drug decriminalization, according to one state senator. This comes as skyrocketing overdose deaths and public drug usage compelled the state legislature to re-introduce criminal penalties for possession in the Beaver State.

"About four Oregonians a day are dying because of overdoses," state Sen. Tim Knopp, a Republican and minority leader in the upper chamber, told "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Sunday.

"The voters of Oregon were sold a bill of goods through an initiative that was on the ballot, and it decriminalized...

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