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Portland’s decriminalisation nightmare

16 December 2023

5:30 PM

16 December 2023

5:30 PM

In November 2020, Oregon passed Measure 110, decriminalising non-commercial drug possession. The state also significantly increased funding for recovery and harm reduction programmes. It sounded like a great plan to voters, so it passed with 60 per cent approval.

The deadliest, most addictive drug in history was introduced to a vulnerable population just as the state decriminalised drugs

What has occurred though over the last three years is nothing short of tragic. When

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