Oregon word die eerste deelstaat wat klein hoeveelhede heroïen en ander dwelms op straat dekriminaliseer

Oregon het die eerste staat in die land geword wat die besit en persoonlike gebruik van alle dwelms gedekriminaliseer het.

Kiesers in die staat het Maatskappy goedgekeur 110 op Woensdag, CNN geprojekteer, and the initiative also expands access to addiction assistance and other health services, offering aid to those who need it instead of arresting and jailing people for drugs.
Measure 110 passed with 55.8% van die stemming.
Possession of drugs such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine will no longer be punishable by jail time, but instead amount to something similar to a traffic ticket.
    Today’s victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people for drug use,” said Drug Policy Alliance executive director Kassandra Frederique.
    Measure 110 is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date. It shifts the focus where it belongson people and public healthand removes one of the most common justifications for law enforcement to harass, inhegtenisneming, prosecute, incarcerate, and deport people.
      While possession of small amounts of drugs is decriminalized, possession of larger amounts could result in a misdemeanor charge.
      The move to decriminalize drugs in Oregon comes after voters in New Jersey, Arizona and South Dakota approved ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana.

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