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Oregon just became the first state to decriminalize all drugs!

Nov 4, 2020
Oregon has become the first state to decriminalize all drugs. Instead of criminal charges or jail time, anyone found with small amounts of illegal drugs will be subject to a $100 fine or a ‘health assessment’ in a rehab facility. The law is the first of its kind in the U.S. Proponents of the law say they hope the new measure will help get people the treatment they need, rather than feed into the criminal legal system. The law will also apply to people currently serving sentences for drug possession. Local criminal justice reform advocates say it will likely lead to a 91% decrease in drug possession arrests.