Drug Policy Action is currently backing Measure 110, a groundbreaking all-drug decriminalization and treatment initiative, in Oregon. If passed by voters in November, Oregon would become the first state to decriminalize drug possession and will significantly expand access to much-needed evidence-informed, culturally-responsive treatment, harm reduction and other health services through excess marijuana tax revenue. The Oregon Secretary of State’s office released a report in August by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC), an independent government agency, revealing that if Measure 110 passes in November, it will reduce racial disparities in drug arrests by an astounding 95%.
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Related Press Releases
- New Government Report Reveals Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests Will Drop by 95% if Oregon Voters Pass Treatment and Decriminalization Measure Backed by the Drug Policy Alliance
- Oregon Secretary of State’s Office Confirms Drug Treatment & Decriminalization Initiative, Backed by Drug Policy Action, will be on the November 2020 Ballot
- Oregon Initiative Backed by Drug Policy Action Exceeds Necessary Signatures to Qualify for the 2020 Ballot
Recent Press Coverage
Reason – Oregon Ballot Initiative Analysis: Measure 110 (2020) (Oct. 1, 2020)
The Fix – Oregon Is on the Cusp of a Major Precedent in National Drug Reform: Decriminalizing Everything (Sept. 17, 2020)
The Appeal – Oregon Could Become the First State to Decriminalize Drugs in November (Sept. 1, 2020)
Reason – Oregon Ballot Initiative Would Decriminalize Low-Level Possession of All Drugs (Aug. 21, 2020)
Benzinga – Govt. Report: Racial Disparities In Drug Arrests Would Drop By 95% If Oregon Passed Treatment, Decriminalization Measure (Aug. 20, 2020)
Huff Post – Oregon Could Become The First State To Decriminalize Drugs (Aug. 5, 2020)
Portland Business Journal – Initiative campaign to expand addiction treatment in Oregon gains steam (March 12, 2020)
Portland Mercury – Oregon Drug Decriminalization Ballot Measure Looks Likely (March 11, 2020)
Filter – Oregon Takes a Big Step Toward Decriminalizing All Drugs (March 9, 2020)
AP – Drug Decriminalization Initiative Signature Gathering Starts (Dec. 6, 2019)
VICE – Oregon Is Poised to Legalize Shrooms. It’s Just the Beginning (Oct. 7, 2019)
Salon – Will Oregon be the first state to decriminalize all drugs? (Sept. 29, 2019)