After a 59-41% vote as of early Wednesday morning, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize heroin, cocaine and meth, per a report from the Associated Press.
The "Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act" will move Oregon's drug policy from a punitive, criminal approach over to "a humane, cost-effective, health approach."
"People suffering from addiction are more effectively treated with health care services than with criminal punishments," the bill states. "A health care approach includes a health assessment to figure out the needs of people who are suffering from addiction, and it includes connecting them to the services they need."
Drug offenders will no longer be treated as criminals. Instead, they will now be offering them addiction services funded by marijuana tax revenue, which is more than $100 million a year in the state.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) on Gov. Kate Brown (D-OR) telling residents to call police if they see people breaking COVID guidelines:
“Oregon just legalized heroin and maybe cocaine. And so it’s okay to have heroine and cocaine, but not turkey for Thanksgiving? That is un-American." pic.twitter.com/N0iApbnjYs
— The Recount (@therecount) November 23, 2020
More on the story from Fox News:
Instead of treating drug users as criminals, Oregon will now offer them addiction services funded by marijuana tax revenue, which is more than $100 million a year in the state.
Only small amounts of drugs are decriminalized, such as less than 1 gram of heroin or MDMA; 2 grams of cocaine or methamphetamine; 12 grams of psilocybin mushrooms; and 40 doses of LSD, oxycodone or methadone.
Yet another story that appears it could be from the satire news site the Babylon Bee, but it is not. Heroin, crack and meth, in small doses, are all fair game in Oregon.
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