With the passage of Measure 110, Oregon has become the first state in the nation to decriminalize drugs. Voters passed a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone, and other hard drugs.
“Today’s victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people for drug use,” said Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the measure. “Measure 110 is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”
The measure completely changes how Oregon’s justice system treats those who are found with personal-use amounts of hard drugs.