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Oregon Ballot Initiative Prioritizes Health over Punishment for Drug Use

March 5, 2020

The proposed initiative, The Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, would increase access to health and harm reduction services, establish new treatment centres, eliminate criminal penalties for drug possession for personal use, and decrease other penalties. The newly-created health services would be primarily funded with tax revenue from the state’s legal cannabis trade, with upwards of $100million (£77.7m) per year. If passed, Oregon would be the first US state to end the criminalisation of minor drug possession…click here to keep reading.

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