A survey by Emerson College Polling found 56% of voters want the drug decriminalization and treatment measure repealed completely.

Author: Jamie Parfitt, Colten Weekley
Published: 6:11 PM PDT August 29, 2023
Updated: 7:17 PM PDT August 29, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. — In November 2020, Oregon voters approved Measure 110, the “Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act” — and the outcome wasn’t particularly close. Over 58% of voters said yes, less than 42% said no. When it became law, the measure decriminalized user amounts of drugs and started the gradual process of putting cannabis tax dollars toward drug treatment organizations.

But anecdotal evidence in the years since suggests that many Oregonians have changed their minds on Measure 110 as the opioid epidemic, supercharged by cheap and powerful fentanyl, runs rampant in the state.

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