[Oregon] lawmakers again try diverting money from substance abuse treatment to policing… and again reconsider
The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Ballot Measure 110 Implementation last week voted to approve a bill that would divert at least $26 million over the next two years from substance abuse treatment, but now a Senate spokesman says lawmakers have changed their minds.
Measure 110, which voters passed by a 17-point margin in 2020, decriminalizes many hard drugs for personal consumption. It also earmarks all cannabis tax revenue the state collects above $45 million annually for referral and treatment to substance use disorder services.
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Lawmakers again try diverting money from substance abuse treatment to policing… and again reconsider
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