By Elizabeth Hayes – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal
Feb 27, 2024 Updated Feb 28, 2024 9:30am PST

House Bill 4002 generated heated debate, with advocates arguing it would move more people into treatment and opponents saying it would backfire.

House Bill 4002 veers away from Measure 110, the decriminalization law Oregonians passed in 2020, by allowing for up to 180 days in jail for possession of small amounts of street drugs, while also expanding access to treatment and toughening penalties for dealing. Read more.