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[Oregon] Measure 110…

Oregonians voted Measure 110 into law, passing it by a 17-point margin and sending the strong message that we want drug use treated as a health issue — not a crime. The measure passed in communities both large and small, urban and rural, progressive and conservative. The law decriminalized all drugs

For more than 50 years, the U.S. has criminalized people for using drugs, yet the rate of people dying from drug overdoses continues to increase at heartbreaking levels. In our small, close knit community, we see the very real impacts of this nationwide crisis on our friends, neighbors, co-workers and fellow community members. Measure 110 alone cannot fix this nationwide crisis but it’s an important tool for how we stop treating addiction as a moral failing deserving of punishment, and start treating it as a health issue deserving of medical care.

Original Article (East Oregonian):
Measure 110 council awards $270M in drug treatment funding to expand Oregon recovery
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