Bulletin Editorial Board | Jul 27, 2023
You need not search hard to discover the problems with Oregon’s drug decriminalization experiment from Ballot Measure 110.
The problems are apparent. Many were predicted before voters approved the measure in November 2020.
The recent article in The Atlantic about Oregon and Measure 110 may be like a rerun for most readers of the editorial page. But it reinforces key messages.
Measure 110 has not gone as planned.
“(T)he state experienced one of the sharpest rises in overdose deaths in the nation and had one of the highest percentages of adults with a substance-use disorder,” the article says, though that cannot all be attributed to Measure 110.