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…clean sweep for drug policy reform suggests that prohibition may collapse sooner than expected

Oregon, meanwhile, became the first jurisdiction in the United States to… decriminalize possession of all drugs and the first to [allow legal use of] psilocybin.

The first [measure]… which was supported by nearly three-fifths of voters, makes low-level, noncommercial possession of controlled substances, which was previously a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, a citable offense punishable by a $100 fine. The second measure… which won by a margin of more than 11 points, allows adults 21 or older, regardless of whether they have a medical or psychiatric diagnosis, to consume psilocybin at state-licensed centers.

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Yesterday’s clean sweep for drug policy reform suggests that prohibition may collapse sooner than expected
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