drug use

In a state with the “second highest rate of substance use disorders,” in a state that ranks dead last in access to treatment, in a state where more than two people died each day “from unintentional opioid overdoses,” it’s right to try something new.

And Oregon voters chose to pass Measure 110 in November 2020. It decriminalized minor levels of possession for illegal drugs. It pushed more money toward treatment.

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Skittish

In a state with the “second highest rate of substance use disorders,” in a state that ranks dead last in access to treatment, in a state where more than two people died each day “from unintentional opioid overdoses,” it’s right to try something new.

Apparently Oregon didn't think enough people were living under the scourge of drug abuse and dying. Bravo Oregon, job well done!? Now more people are using and dying than before.... It seems to me that when you have a losing track record because you are clueless, perhaps you should learn where you are wrong before tilting at windmills.

Janus81

It was an out of state plan, funded almost entirely by DC-based Drug Policy Alliance.

The plan was to make Oregon a large enough Petri dish to see if they could sell lies of “decriminalization.”

Now three years later, it is an unmitigated disaster, even Demo SecState Fagan gave it a D, and that was generous.

Worst overdose rate in US, lowest access to treatment.

39 Oxy when pulled over? Eighth time. No problem.

Ignore the ticket.

Everyone else does and nothing happens.

Richard/s

And these same bureaucrats want to run your total healthcare system. Wake up voters.

MF

Regarding voters waking up, here’s an example. For decades Morrow County officials, elected of course by voters, have repeatedly told DEQ to p1ss up a rope when asked to control dangerous insecticides and fertilizers on their farms and ranches. The jurisdiction for environmental contamination is primarily CountyState. Now that decades of nitrates have poisoned THEIR drinking water they DEMAND that the federal government do something about it… and right now!

Thick with hypocrisy, humans are.

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